Ability Awareness Program
Grandview's Ability Awareness Program is generously supported by:
Grandview's Ability Awareness Program is a free service available to schools, daycares and community groups in Durham Region to enhance awareness about differences, while advocating acceptance and inclusion.
Our Ability Awareness presenter Marshall Hohmann provides group presentations tailored to various age groups to raise awareness of a variety of disabilities.
Our Family Facilitator Andrea Belanger is available to work with parents/guardians to develop a customized, positive presentation that focuses on valuing differences.
Parents/guardians, principals, teachers and staff can request an Ability Awareness presentation.
To request an Ability Awareness presentation, please contact:
Janet Isaac, Clinical Manager
905-728-1673 x 2345
toll free 1-800-304-6180 x 2345
Feedback about Grandview's Ability Awareness Program:
"The Ability Awareness Program promotes awareness and equity and highlights ways that students' differences can be valued."
"Visual aids were excellent. Interaction and questions from the students were always encouraged."
"The presentation was engaging and interesting. Thanks!"
"This was very positive in increasing awareness of the abilities of children with various challenges."
"I like how the presentation got the kids thinking and sharing. It was worthwhile - and the presenter was enthusiastic."
"Excellent presentation involving students from JK to Grade 8. Everyone was able to learn and participate."
"Overall I thought the presentation went very well. It has led to some of the students attempting to form some positive relationships with J. I think the most received and helpful part was the book about J. It led me to think that if I have/we have a student with J's needs again it, would be great if they entered their new [school] environment with a book like this." - Paul Switzer, Kindergarten Teacher, Glen Dhu Public School, Whitby