Fulton County Medical Center implements program to help children understand disabilities

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Monday marks the last day of Fulton County Medical Center’s disability awareness program for kids.

Children are put in groups and given a doll that has a disability and an assistive device.

The children then discuss within their group how they would incorporate a person with that type of disability into various classroom activities.

“The kids have done extraordinarily well,” said physical therapist at FCMC, Lauren Everetts. “They come up with really great ideas that some of us don’t even think about on how they can include kids at recess or in the class.”

The main purpose of the program is to remove the stigma of interacting with those that have disabilities.

The program is aimed at young children, but has been used for all ages.

The medical center plans on expanding the program to cover more schools the following school year. 

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