GLH Johnson Elementary School





October is Disability Awareness Month

Students, parents, teachers, and staff from GLH Johnson Elementary School observed Disability Awareness on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.  All students, teachers and staff participated by wearing the color blue and a wrist band that stated “We focus on ability” was also worn in observance. Information was presented about disabilities during morning announcements.

Public knowledge, awareness, and understanding of disabilities will help ensure the full participation of students with disabilities into the life of their schools and communities.  Helping others become aware of the contributions that people with disabilities have made and are currently making nationally and in Virginia promotes inclusive communities.

Many famous people have a disability. Despite their disability, they still have managed to exceed beyond their wildest expectations!  People such as: Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Jason Kidd, Jim Carrey, Bill Cosby, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Ben Franklin, Walt Disney, and Whoopi Goldberg. These are just a few of the many people who have a disability but still remain shining stars in many fields.