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Kids’ Quests Help Kids Learn About Disabilities and Health [web resource]

Kids’ Quest is a website that was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to daily activities, health, and accessibility.

Who are the Kids’ Quests designed for?

The Kids’ Quests are designed for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Parents and teachers can modify the materials to meet students’ learning styles and levels. The Quests can be used in lessons about health, social studies, and tolerance in society. Although students could do a Quest entirely on their own, CDC suggests that parents and teachers work with students to share ideas, talk about issues raised, and encourage students to reflect about themselves and others.

What Are the Quests?

The Quests include topics related to limitations people with disabilities face in participating in various activities. These limitations are grouped under motor, communication, personal-care, and learning. For each Quest, the CDC has developed:

  1. A primary question.
  2. A set of related questions about other contributing issues.
  3. A series of questions about barriers and issues within the student’s own school and community environment.

What Are the Steps for Doing a Kids’ Quest?

Each Quest takes the student through a series of steps. These steps help the student organize how they will gather information and provide a way to check whether this new information not only answers the questions posed but also changes the student’s attitudes.

The following Quests may be launched from the Kids’ Quest homepage:
  • ADHD Quest
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Quest
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) Quest
  • Mobility Quest
  • Tourette Syndrome (TS) Quest
  • Vision Impairment Quest
  • Hearing Loss Quest

Learn More

Learn more about Kids’ Quests on the Information for Parents and Teachers page.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Kids’ Quest, https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/conditions.html | public domain, last reviewed February 2019

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