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Thursday November 19, 2009 at 12:52pm Age: 9 yrs
Category: Otisville Elementary

Making New Friends

Fran Newman-McCarthy, from the Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services, taught first grade students about different disabilities (blindness, hearing impairment, muscular difficulties) through the use of small dolls. Students were encouraged to be empathetic and kind to other children who may need special help and accommodations.  The students also learned some sign language during this presentation. Otisville students continue to explore our year long theme of "Helping Hands and Caring Hearts."