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Special Stories for Disability Awareness

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This work presents stories that both educate and entertain. We learn from them and the learning is fun. They also stimulate our imagination and creativity.

In this collection of short stories, the heroes and heroines are disabled children who defy the stereotypes associated with being disabled: being pitiable, a victim, freakish or a burden.

“Special Stories on Disability Awareness” provides stories that fire the imagination and promote disability awareness and discussion among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling ‘different’, bullying, exclusion, joy, success, friendship and emotional growth.

The stories provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions as well as a tool for teachers, parents and professionals to understand the experiences of disabled children.

Each chapter features an engaging story, linked discussion and learning materials as well as suggestions for activities and photocopiable handouts.

All those who work in early education or support young children will find this an invaluable resource.

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