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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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Scheduled Workshops


Corkscrew Elementary

Eden Park Elementary

Estates Elementary

Golden Gate Elementary

Golden Terrace Elementary

Highlands Elementary

Lake Park Elementary

Laurel Oak Elementary

Lely Elementary

Lorenzo Walker Institute

Mike Davis Elementary

Naples Park Elementary

Osceola Elementary

Palmetto Elementary

Pelican Marsh Elementary

Poinciana Elementary

Sabal Palm Elementary

Shadowlawn Elementary

Tommie Barfield Elementary

Veterans Memorial Elementary

Vineyards Elementary


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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

Phone: 337-8539

Fax: 337-8653