From interest groups and summer camps to sports and tribal fairs, there are many ways to keep kids busy all year. For young people with disabilities these activities in the community could be stimulating and fun. But what happens if caretakers and parents don’t to take special needs children to the basketball games or other community events? In rural areas and Native communities, are people with disabilities welcome and supported in public spaces?
Mentioned on the Show:
Judy Wiley (Chiricahua Apache) – Project Director for the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center
Yvette Sandoval (Navajo) – Program Director for the Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center
Erica Candelaria – Family Liason for Parents Reaching Out
Break Music: An Honor Song for Children With Disabilities (song) Zotigh Singers (artist) Performed at EPICS (Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs) Conference Powwow, March 13