High School Disability Awareness Curriculum

All of our programs are designed to be flexible so educators can create, structure, and implement a program that supports their school’s goals for essential social-emotional learning.

High School Sample Lesson PDF

High School Sample Lesson

Our High School Disability Awareness curriculum is designed to inspire an evolution from awareness to understanding to action. The program is divided into two main sections: Awareness and Call To Action.


Within this section of the High School program, we offer an array of 30-minute lessons that are organized into 12 Learning Modules:

  • What is Empathy?
  • Language & History Around Disability
  • Assistive Technology
  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Hearing & Vision Impairments
  • Social-Emotional Challenges
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disability
  • Cognitive
  • Disability in the Media
  • Famous People with Disabilities

In addition to the longer module lessons, educators can also select activities from our SPARK!5 activities. These activities are designed to ignite interest and dialogue in 15 minutes or less, making them perfect for homeroom and advisory blocks.

Call To Action

Secondary school students have the ability and need to apply their learning to real-world problem solving. The Call To Action (CTA) part of the curriculum invites students to create social change and encourage inclusion in their schools or communities. Changing Perspectives offers ideas, resources, and tips to help educators facilitate active learning through CTA projects.

High School Impact Report