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Kids ADA, an educational program provided by Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
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Online training provided by Mountain State Centers for Independent Living.
Disability History Week requires instruction in public schools on disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement during the third week in October every year in West Virginia.
West Virginia Disability History Week law also encourages colleges and universities to conduct and promote activities that provide education, awareness and understanding of disability history; encourages the Legislature to provide recognition through an annual, joint proclamation; and, provides resources for instruction and activities.
Before disability instruction in West Virginia public schools became law, Mountain State Centers for Independent Living developed an educational program for West Virginia school children in the third through eighth grades to promote awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.
The program provides an opportunity for students to interact with people with disabilities and to learn more about the assistive technologies that people with disabilities use, such as wheelchairs and seeing eye dogs.
The program has been expanded to include information on the history of the disability movement in the United States to meet the requirements of the Disability History Week laws.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living's Kids ADA educational program provides training required by law to public school children during Disability History Week.
The Kids ADA educational program is available to schools at any time during the school year to children in the third through eighth grades in Cabell, Wayne and Raleigh counties.
For more information or to schedule a Kids ADA presentation please contact: