Disability Awareness & Education

Open Options believes disability awareness should to begin at a young age. We offer two programs to help educate school aged children about different disabilities.

Kids on the Block is a show with nearly life-size puppets about kids with disabilities.This program is geared towards elementary students in grades 3-5. The different characters have:

•  Autism
•  Behavior Disability
•  Cerebral Palsy (wheelchair)
•  Down Syndrome
•  Hearing Impairment (deaf)
•  Learning Disability
•  Spina Bifida (crutches and braces)
•  Visual Impairment (blind)

Performances include 1-2 different skits about disabilities.  There is an open question and answer session for the children after the show.

Performances are offered FREE to elementary schools; however, donations are appreciated.

Disability Kits provide hands-on classroom activities, including any necessary items, for students to “experience” having a disability. This program is for elementary school age students.  The following kits are available:

•  Hearing Impairment
•  Vision Impairment
•  Autism
•  Learning Disability
•  Cerebral Palsy
•  Developmental Disability

Disability Kits are available to classroom teachers for FREE; however, donations are appreciated.