Though a person with a disability might sometimes look different than “average”, that’s just about where the difference stops. Both those with and without disabilities want to feel appreciated, a sense of belonging, and support.
In the poem entitled “Like Me” a young child learns that he’s not so different from his friend with disabilities.
Read “Like Me” and use the following talking points:
- Name some differences between you and your siblings. Do you have glasses? Do you have different colored hair?
- Name similarities between you and your friends. Do they like sports too? Do you share the same favorite movie?
- Why do we choose to focus on the physical differences between those with and without disabilities? How can we teach people to ignore them?
I READ “LIKE ME” AND ANSWERED THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
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