Disability Awareness Resources

Lesson Plans

6 autism awareness activities for kids– suggested activities from the Family Education Website.

Disability Awareness: created by Learning to Give, provides service-learning project ideas related to disability awareness.

Disability Awareness Activities– a lesson plan through study.com. This site shows a sample of the lesson plan. In order to unlock the full course, you will be required to become a member by creating an account.

Disability Awareness Activities for Students of all Ages– a two-page handout developed by the PACER Center with a list of suggested activities teachers can use in the classroom

Disability Awareness: 10 things parents should teach their kids about disabilities- written by HuffPost. The article provides useful teaching information on motor disabilities.

Disability Awareness Class Activity Lesson Plans– provides various lesson plans and teaching activities on Autism, Communication Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, and General Disabilities

Disability Awareness Activity Packet– created by DVUSD Special Education, a printable download that provides activities and resources for teaching students about disabilities including role-playing activities.

Hosting a Disability Awareness Day– from Blogger, My Special Learners

Themed and Disability Education activities for children and adults created by the Indiana Governor’s Council for people with Disabilities. Provides discussion guides, speaker ideas and activities.

Tips for Disability Awareness– website provides information on the use of appropriate disability terms and ways to interact with a person with a disability.

Understanding Disabilities– a lesson plan from the Special Olympics organization. The lesson plan focuses on understanding perceptions of disabilities and how they affect people’s attitudes and beliefs.

Understanding Disabilities- from the Teaching Tolerance Organization, provides a lesson plan on helping students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to communicate with people with disabilities.

Disability History

Disability History and Awareness: A Resource Guide

Disability Rights History


The Disability Rights Movement

Sensitivity Training

Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training– Richmond Centre for Disability

Disability Sensitivity Guide– National Disability Institute

14 Virtual Field Trip Resources

Although most schools are closed and students and individuals are receiving lessons via online, field trips can still happen through virtual tours. Most places which offer group field trips, have created opportunities to still take a field trip through a virtual tour.

Some of the tours are offered through the websites while other sites have created tours through their facebook pages and YouTube channels.

You can also download lesson plans from the website on various activities.

Bronx Zoo

Great Wall of China

Indianapolis Zoo

J. Paul Getty Museum


NASA Langley Research Center

National Museum of the United States

San Diego Zoo

Shedd Aquarium

Smithsonian National Zoo

The British Museum

The Louvre

Yellowstone National Park