Burke County students getting eye-opening experience during Disability Awareness Week

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Students across Burke County are learning what it’s like to live with a disability.

Two Exceptional Children’s teachers at Freedom High School came up with the idea as part of the district’s “Disability Awareness Week.”

Each day, students are given different tasks highlighting disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism and physical and learning disabilities.

“I think it’s really been beneficial to promote awareness about physical disabilities and activities like this make it fun. And we get to experience life from a different perspective,” student Sara Suctop said.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Dave Faherty learns more about the experience that students say has been eye-opening.

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