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Program teaches Little Harbour students about life with disabilities

Feb 14, 2011

From: Portsmouth Herald/Seacoast Online, Published February 14, 2011 PORTSMOUTH — Little Harbour students recently learned first-hand that people with disabilities are no different than those without. “It’s time to see people with disabilities as equals,” said Chandler Bullard, Northeast Passage Program specialist, who brought the program’s Similarity Awareness teaching series to Little Harbour’s gym classes last Thursday. Founded in 1990, Northeast Passage is based at the University of New Hampshire […]

Wheel fun:Basketball used to teach students about disabilities

Feb 5, 2011

From Foster’s Daily Democrat, Published February 5, 2011 DOVER — Seventh-grader Abby Etter wheeled around the basketball court, took aim, shot and sunk the winning basket, all while sitting in a wheelchair. “It’s fun, but difficult,” Etter said of wheelchair basketball. “You can make shots farther when you’re on your feet than you can in a wheelchair.” The 13-year-old was one of many Saint Mary Academy students who got the […]