The documentary Crip Camp came and bust open a million doors on what it means to be disabled, on the history of our rights. It talked about independence, sexuality, and so, so much more (- I reviewed it here).
The documentary site has expanded and developed an actual curriculum.
The Crip Camp Curriculum
From the Crip Camp site:
Crip Camp shared with insight, clarity, humor, and beauty the experiences of one group of disabled young people and their journey to activism and adulthood, and in doing so, provides an opportunity for all to delve into the rich and complicated history of disability activism, culture, and history. The goal of this curriculum is to extend the knowledge and understanding of disability and of disabled people offered in the film Crip Camp.
They are really creating something amazing with this curriculum!
The Crip Camp Curriculum can be used as a stand-alone disability education curriculum, or in conjunction with the documentary. They even have a thorough piece on how to use the modules and the curriculum (linked here).
They have 5 modules up now (with more coming!), covering:
These Crip Camp Curriculum modules are all FREE.
They are available for download, beautifully illustrated, beautiful fonts, and ready-set for your learning pleasure.
I just wanted to share this because quality disability education programs are few and far between. This curriculum is well designed and covers many facets of populations that would really benefit from it’s use (- not least, parents!).
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.