Lining up the zipper was complicated. Fastening the buttons was even tougher, especially while wearing thick work gloves.
But that’s how 8-year-old Kylie Vincent and her classmates at New Hope Elementary School in Columbus got a glimpse of challenges people with Down syndrome face each day. The hands-on exercise was part of In My Shoes, a Junior Auxiliary of Columbus service project for more than a decade.
The disability awareness program helps
children better understand classmates,
friends and relatives who may
by Jan Swoope
Edwin Rutsch’s insight:
Teaching empathy through role playing.