Social Group for Learners With Disabilities!
This social group is open to any learner who has a disability including autism and Down Syndrome. In this small virtual community we will make new friends from around the world! | (Social Skills)
This group is designed as a social experience for any student who has a disability and is looking for some social interaction and fostering new friendships. This group will serve as an opportunity to communicate with others, make new friends, and have some fun! All abilities are welcomed, including students with autism, cognitive delays, Down Syndrome, and other exceptionalities. Some of the ways that group members will be able to interact include: Discussion Posts – Topics of conversation...
Students in this group will have the opportunity to communicate with friends from around the world, initiate and participate in discussions, enhance communication skills, and get to know each other through this virtual community.
I have been working specifically with individuals with disabilities (including autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delays, and nonverbal to name a few) ranging from 3-18 years-old for over seven years and currently work in Inclusive Recreation where I create and implement fun recreational opportunities for members of my community who have disabilities, which is very important to me. Some of the recreation opportunities I have created are adapted camps, movement programs, art programs, inclusive holiday events, and sporting events. Additionally, in this position, I have also taught hundreds of staff how to accommodate, program plan, and support children with various exceptionalities. Furthermore, I am a certified educator in Canada with a Special Education Part 1 certification, a Masters in Child Study and Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies and a minor in Psychology. I have learned extensively about disability and childhood development in all of these programs as well as how to appropriately accommodate and adapt programming and lessons for various needs. Lastly, I have had many experiences working in rehabilitation hospitals and Special Education classrooms where I worked hands-on teaching and creating programming and lessons that supported the various needs of my students who all had a range of disabilities.
Welcome to our Group! We want all of our learners to feel comfortable, connected, and safe. That's why we have 3 rules we ask you to follow: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Respectful. Be Kind - Help all learners feel welcome and included. Learners from all over the world, with different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, religions and body types, participate in our Group. Always be nice and make others, especially new learners, know that they belong and are welcome. Teasing, name calling, or bullying anybody in our community? Nope. Not happening here Be Safe - Keep your personal information private and never ask other learners for theirs. Personal things are personal. We want to keep you safe on Outschool, but we also want YOU to understand how to be safe when you're meeting other learners or teachers. Keep your full name, home address, gaming or social media name, email, and school name private. Be Respectful - Treat others how you want to be treated. Keep language clean and information you share safe. If you wouldn't say it or share with your grandma, don't do it here. Swear words, racy videos, and violent images are not allowed. Treat Outschool like a public place, and when in doubt, keep things covered. Have fun!
What can learners do in this chat group?
My favourite movie is Mulan! What's yours?
Social Group for Learners With Disabilities! is a community of learners that come together on Outschool to share what they’re learning, ask questions, participate in challenges, and get feedback on their projects
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How does a “Chat Group” work?
Access to an online community, anytime — Share and create with like-minded peers from any device
A space for verified learners — All participants are verified by Outschool via video before joining
Educator-led activities, events, and discussions — Outschool educator moderates content and facilitates engaging activities
Hi there! My name is Stefanie and I am a certified educator here in Canada. I have a lot of diverse experience working with children and youth of all ages and abilities. My experience ranges from school settings to recreational settings to...
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No live video meetings