Logan Center helps kids learn about disabilities

March is Disability Awareness Month and Logan Center is marking the occasion by teaching area students about the abilities of people with mental and physical handicaps, and the challenges that they face.

Hundreds of fifth graders, whose schools participated in the Great Logan Nose-On, took a field trip to Logan today to better understand its mission.

Through hands-on activities, they learned how people get around in wheelchairs, communicate using sign language and use technology to help with a visual impairment or learning disability.

Organizers say it's important for the youngsters to take away a message of acceptance.

“We feel that that's a good age because they're old enough to understand, they're young enough to get that message in there about inclusion and acceptance. As they enter their teen years it's kind of part of the way that they think and accept people who are different from them or have different disabilities,” says Logan Marketing Director Ann Lagomarcino.

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