This page contains information on different types of disabilities, a glossary of terms, and additional student forms and handouts to use in classroom settings.

“Inside Scoop” pages provide basic information on the following disabilities:
Autism (pdf)
Cerebral Palsy (pdf)
Down syndrome (pdf)
Epilepsy (pdf)
Hearing Impairments (pdf)
Intellectual Disabilities (pdf)
Learning Disabilities (pdf)
Tourette syndrome (pdf)
Visual Impairments (pdf)

“Disability Tips” pages provide tips for interacting with people with disabilities:
Cerebral Palsy (pdf)
Developmental Disabilities (pdf)
Hearing Impairments (pdf)
Epilepsy (pdf)
Learning Disabilities (pdf)
Mobility Impairments (pdf)
Tourette syndrome (pdf)
Visual Impairments (pdf)

Glossary of Terms:
Elementary (K-3) (pdf)
Grades 4-8 (pdf)
Grades 9-12 (pdf)

Additional Forms and Handouts
Accessibility Survey – Allows students to test the accessibility of their school to determine the overall “accessibility score” of the building. (pdf)
Adaptive Sports and Recreational Activities – A packet of information on various adaptive sports and activities for people with disabilities. (pdf)
Braille: Deciphering the Code – An informational packet describing the basics of Braille (pdf)
Independent Living Aids – A packet of information of various aids and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. (pdf)
List of Acceptable Terms – A list of acceptable versus unacceptable terminology to use when referring to people with disabilities. (pdf)
Myths and Misconceptions Quiz – A true or false quiz on common misconceptions of people with disabilities. (pdf)
Myths and Misconceptions Answer Key – Answers and discussion points for the myths quiz (pdf)
Symbol of Access – Student handout. (pdf)
Ticket out the Door – Student handout to be used for “ticket out the door” questions provided with each lesson. (pdf)