According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), disability impacts our communities, our health, and our access. Nearly 61 million adults (26% of our nation’s population) navigate life with a disability.
In the month of October, Washington State Legislature (RCW 28A.230.158) requires public schools to conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people living with disabilities. These activities may include, but not be limited to, school assemblies and/or guest speaker presentations.
Local teaching resource, One Out of Five (OO5) Disability History and Pride Project, was designed by the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) in partnership with Disability Rights Washington/Rooted in Rights (RIR) and two local educators, Adina Rosenberg and Sarah Arvey.
The unique stories and voices captured in One Out of Five can be heard in this collection of videos featured by the University of Washington’s College of Education where students from across the state share their experiences in navigating life with a disability.
One Out of Five aims to:
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