Special... Just Like You
A Sensitivity Awareness Workshop
A project of Collier County’s ESE Advisory Committee: Sharing the Commitment
Special...Just Like You is a 60 minute, interactive, fun workshop designed for 4th grade students to experience various disabilities and disorders in an effort to promote empathy and understanding.
It was created through Sharing the Commitment to be presented free of charge to Collier County elementary schools upon request by the school’s principal.
Participants watch a 20 min video prior to attending the workshop. A short, 10 min introduction is given before the students rotate through 10 stations (4 min each) simulating various disorders and disabilities, followed by a 10 min group discussion and wrap-up. There is also a classroom packet for after the workshop that includes evaluations of the workshop and a classroom activity.
The workshop is fast-paced, interactive, eye-opening, and most of all FUN. Emphasis is placed on empathy and understanding, rather than sympathy.
The workshop is currently available to all Collier County elementary schools upon request and is available for duplication by parents or teachers that would like to bring the workshop to their county.
Veterans Memorial Elementary School - Video of Sensitivity Training
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Eden Park Elementary
Golden Gate Elementary
Golden Terrace Elementary
Lake Park Elementary
Laurel Oak Elementary
Lorenzo Walker Institute
Mike Davis Elementary
Naples Park Elementary
Pelican Marsh Elementary
Sabal Palm Elementary
Tommie Barfield Elementary
Veterans Memorial Elementary
Schedule a workshop?
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Kuehl, M. Ed
Parent Services Specialist
Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System/Island Coast
Exceptional Student Education
The School District of Lee County