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Students share disabilities display in Commons

Goal to raise awareness for Disability Week
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Maya Malloy
FIERCE and Buddies organizations shared their work with the entire school in the Commons.

Disability Week is dedicated to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements that people with disabilities have made.

Located in the back of the Commons, students from the Unified program made posters explaining different types of disabilities.

The students highlighted five different categories of disabilities: Sensory issues, Blindness, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Hearing Loss.

Sensory disability can affect a person’s five senses. These triggers can be caused by certain environments, precise sounds and the textures of clothing and food.

Blindness is a disability when a person’s vision is not clear. Vision is one of our most powerful senses and is a major part of our daily lives.

Down Syndrome is a disability when a person obtains an extra chromosome. Chromosomes determine how a baby’s body forms and the functions it has during their life. This disability causes developmental delays and divergent facial appearances.

Autism is a disability when there are developmental differences within the brain. People who have this disability usually have issues with communication and interactions with other people.

Hearing loss is a disability when a person cannot hear. This can be caused by a condition at birth, known as congenital hearing loss.

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The students’ posters explained the five different impairments in their own words. They kindly shared their opinions and wanted other students and staff members at Del Val to be aware and fully understand what the week is about.

This week is important for students to understand because anyone can challenge stereotypes and misconceptions. Society can create accessible environments and help those with diverse needs while working toward a more inclusive and accepting environment within the school and community.

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Maya Malloy is a freshman at Delaware Valley Regional High School. This is her first year writing for "The Delphi" paper and being a part of the staff. She enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her best-friends and family. Maya is an outgoing, kind and courageous person.

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