(11/05/2003)
Submitted by Larry Stinn

"Everybody Counts!" is a program which helps children become aware that everyone is different and everybody counts.

In the first lesson students experience what it is like to have a handicap, to be unable to see, to hear or to move like a "normal" person.

Lisa Groves reads the Sesame Street story
"We're Different, We're the Same"

They come to understand that a person with these limitations is just different. They realize that everybody is different. People are not to be made fun of but accepted and valued in their differences.

Parent volunteer Tina Dawson is helping students to experience being handicapped by trying to pick up food with a sock on their hand

A team from the Parent-Educator Resource Center is teaching the "Everybody Counts" curriculum to kindergarten, first and second grade students.

Patsy Kisner read "Why Does That Man Have Such a Big Nose?"


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