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Accepting and Celebrating Differences Day

Seventh graders went through simulations designed to show them what others with disabilities struggle with every day. In this visual perception simulation, one student tried to draw a mirror image.

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In the Reading Comprehension and Decoding simulation, this student had to try and make sense of these words.

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In the English Language Learner simulation, Mrs. Janiga demonstrated the difficulty of comprehension for non-English speakers. She read this book to students in Polish and asked them questions.

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Motivational speaker Lloyd Bachrach also spoke to the seventh graders about respecting differences. Mr. Bacharach was born with a congenital bone deficiency which left his legs unusually small. He learned to build up his upper body for strength.

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He competed in sports all through school and became a champion gymnast. Mr. Bachrach was also a member of the US. Paralympic team. Here, he shows students a headstand.

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