Early Steps of SWFL

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The Southwest Florida Early Steps program serves infants and toddlers in Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties and is part of the Florida Early Intervention Program. Florida's Early Intervention Program is improving its service delivery system to better support infants and toddlers and their families - in places where they live, learn and play. An enhanced family-focused early intervention system called Early Steps has replaced the former Infants & Toddlers Early Intervention Program with a new Mission, Vision and Values.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

KID QUEST is here to help children learn more about disabilities

 Hi! My name is "Kid Quest" or you can call me "KQ" for short. I am here to help you learn more about disabilities and health.

Do you know, or are you, a kid who
  • has difficulty moving around?
  • has difficulty seeing?
  • has difficulty speaking or getting people to understand what you need?
  • finds it hard to keep up in school or do homework?
  • has a medical condition like Down Syndrome or spina bifida?
Kid QuestIf you know a kid who has these difficulties or if you have them yourself, then you may know or be a kid with a disability. Kids who have disabilities may not have the same opportunities as other kids. They may feel lonely or different and may not have a lot of fun. Sometimes, because kids look or act differently, we avoid them or don’t include them in the same activities we do. Can these kids play sports or participate in the same activities as other kids? Do they need special equipment to play?

Do they need to go to special schools or ride special buses? Will these kids grow up to be newspaper reporters, doctors, lawyers, athletes, or actors? If you don’t have a disability now, can you become disabled? How does it feel to be disabled? The answers to these questions will be our Quest.

Through our Web Quest we will become "virtual investigators." We will search for information by exploring not only the Internet but also our own school and neighborhood. Quests are a lot of fun, so let's get started.

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