There are a
huge number of resources out there to help scout leaders, families, and
teachers work with boys with special needs, but they are not always easy to
find. Here are a few recommendations:
- The Scout himself – Do not forget the scout knows the most about himself.
#2 - The Scout’s Family – The family
can give you a great amount of guidance into what works best with their boy.
Local Council’s Committee on Scouting with Disabilities (most councils have
of Scouting – One of the easiest places to find specialized training
Scouting Literature for Scouting with Disabilities (see my Links page)
handbooks are available in Braille, Large Print, and Audio tape (contact
council for assistance)
- www.wwswd.org – Working with Scouts with
Disabilities website. One the first and best websites for helping scout leaders
work with their scouts with disabilities.
Local School District’s Special Education Department
Local Intermediate Units (IU) – Agencies who work with children with
for People with disabilities (like the Variety Club, Special Olympics)
for Specific Disabilities (like the Autism Society)
is by far has the most information, and the hardest to find. My Links
page gives a number of worthy websites I have found for resources and by people
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