Access Science: Full Participation Science for Children with Disabilities

October 1st, 1995 - December 31st, 1997 | PROJECT

The National Easter Seal Society is engaged in a project to introduce young people with disabilities and their families to science, to provide them with access to science, and to familiarize them with the wide range of career options which depend on science and technology. Easter Seal affiliates serve as project sites, and a sub-contract with the American Association for the Advancement of Science led to development of a family-centered activity-based science program. The three major project components are: Family Science events, including hands-on activities, visits by "role models," take home activities, and field trips; an Activity Manual containing twelve themes to be used as the basis of Family Science workshops; Staff Training for Easter Seal staff. Target audiences are elementary and middle school age youth with disabilities and their families.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Sara Brewster, Principal Investigator, National Easter Seal Society
Norman Grunewald, Former Principal Investigator, National Easter Seal Society


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9552525
Funding Amount: 675000


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs