: 15 minutes
: Identify attitudes that have an impact on the lives of people with disabilities
: A backpack; 30 river rocks (the size that will fit into a person’s hand) ; collect 30
comments written by people with disabilities (one sentence each); write each comment ona piece of paper and use a rubber band to attach each comment to a rock. Put the rocks inthe backpack.Introduction to activity:Green Mountain Self-Advocates has 21 local groups throughout Vermont. We have over 600members who have an intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have been collectingstories and comments from our members, examples of the attitudes and actions that peoplewith disabilities face every day.We are going to pass around a backpack loaded with rocks. Each rock has a story on it. Takeout a rock
read what it says or ask the person next to you to read it. Then pass the bag onto the next person.