Sunday, June 15, 2008

Teens push for mandatory classes on disability awareness

New Jersey teens want state lawmakers to introduce disability awareness into the state's curriculum to reduce the bullying that children with special needs often face. "There's so much lack of acceptance," said Allegra Stout, 18, who mentors children with disabilities. "A lot of that stems from lack of information. Children don't understand about kids with disabilities." The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)/

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