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Web Resources for upper grades

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Just Because We Have Disabilities Doesn't Mean that We Byte

Overall, this website is a little bit hard to navigate but it was created for kids by kids so it has some good benefits. The website discusses different disabilities and how it impacts kids. 

This is an online matching game about disability awareness. It's mostly terms (disability) and descriptions of the disability. http://www.quia.com/mc/43096. 
This is information about historical views about disabilities. How Society has Viewed People with Disabilities.pdf  

Carly's Voice: Carly Fleischmann is a teen with autism who writes a blog about how it feels. Here is an excerpt:


My name is Carly Fleischmann and as long as I can remember I’ve been diagnosed with autism. I am not able to talk out of my mouth, however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer. (and yes that is me typing on the computer by myself)  I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am. Last year a story about my life was shown on ABC news, CNN and CTV here in Canada. After my story was played I kept on getting lots of emails from moms, dads, kids and people from different countries asking me all sorts of questions about autism. I think people get a lot of their information from so-called experts but I think what happens is that experts can’t give an explanation to certain questions. How can you explain something you have not lived or if you don’t know what it’s like to have it? If a horse is sick, you don’t ask a fish what’s wrong with the horse. You go right to the horse’s mouth.


Note: I certainly haven’t previewed this whole website. Please use discretion by previewing anything you plan to use.


Temple Grandin is one of the most successful people living with autism. She has contributed a great deal to how we understand autism by describing what it feels like to her. Temple has Asberger’s (high functioning autism), yet she is a very accomplished scientist and writer. She has achieved a PhD in veterinary medicine and contributed greatly to humane improvements in the cattle industry.On this website, there are links to some Questions and Answers.


Some students may have seen the movie "Temple Grandin" about her life. (I have this movie available to borrow if you are interested)



Movie Trailer



Temple being interviewed about movie:



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