On 2nd July, we had OPEN CAFE helping members reflect on their perceptions of disabilities and gain increased understanding.
First we completed a challenging discussion task and related to the experience, frustrations and feelings that those with disabilities often face
daily. We spoke and learnt about disabilities and revisited our initial perceptions to see if and how they’ve changed. Finally, we gained an understanding of social inclusion and discussed the inclusiveness of formal and informal settings in their school.
We discussed the perceptions of disabilities and how they affect people’s attitudes and beliefs. We identified the characteristics of various disabilities and compared and contrasted our perspectives and facts on people with disabilities.