Kids' Quest on Disability and Health
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?
If 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 have a disability later in life? How does it feel to have a disability? 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.
First, to be good investigators, you need to:
Choose your Quest from the buttons on the left.
- What do you want to know?
- What questions do you need to ask?
- Will your attitudes and perceptions change because you find new information in your Quest?
Take a “Fact Checkup” before you start each Quest to find out what you think!