International Day of People with Disabilities

The students in our class have learning disabilities but lots of abilities! For example, some of us are great with mechanics, some are technology experts, others are really good at sharing our ideas orally. So we researched famous people with disabilities and created graphic organizers about them. Did you know that David Beckham and Tom Cruise have disabilites? Albert Einstein probably did too. Here is an example.

We also talked online with a Canadian soldier stationed in Afghanistan. He's a Major and has over a hundred soldiers in his company. He told us that the army doesn't look at disabilities, but instead, looks at your abilities. Everyone needs to find what they are good at, and work at that skill to be the best they can be. He's now back in Canada and is coming to visit us in person next week!