The SPECIAL NEEDS ACCEPTANCE BOOK: Being a Friend to Someone with Special Needs is not just an informative and engaging book to teach children and inspire them to be their best - it is also a resource that lends itself to fulfill many State and National Standards in the classroom.
The attached Teacher's Guide includes eight lesson plans in six main areas: character education, language arts, science, service learning, history and visual art.
These lessons were designed to offer you a place to begin - they were written to address a wide range of skills and abilities. They can be easily modified to meet the unique needs of your students.
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Click here to download your Teacher's Guide. (367KB PDF)
Here's what some educators are saying about The Special Needs Acceptance Book:
This book is a powerful tool for ensuring that our schools and classrooms are a positive place for children with special needs. It helps implement tenets of the Individuals with Disability Education Act and allows children to have fun while softening the stigma of special needs.”
Rod Paige, Former United States Secretary of Education
Good character involves the head, the heart, and the hand-knowing, caring, and acting. This book develops all three: children's understanding of special needs, their empathy for those facing the challenges of special needs, and their ability to befriend them in helpful ways. Parents, teachers, and others who care about character will be grateful for this excellent resource.”
Thomas Lickona, Ph.D, author, Character Matters;
Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, SUNY Cortland
We are currently booking author appearances for schools, groups and communities. Speaking events can be focused on helping teachers and community leaders to teach about special needs and acceptance of others, and/or tailored for children through book readings or group activities. Learn more about author appearances or email us with questions.