In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about learning more about kids who have disabilities. Created: 5/22/2014 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).
Date Released: 5/22/2014. Series Name: CDC Kidtastics.
[Announcer] This program is brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[Karmen] Hi kids! Welcome to CDC Kidtastics Radio! I’m Karmen Kidtastic. Today, we’re learning about disabilities and health.
[Chris] Do you know, or are you, a kid who has trouble moving around?
[Caydan] Has trouble seeing?
[Kaya] Has trouble speaking or getting people to understand what you need?
[[Karmen] Finds it hard to keep up in school or do homework?
[Kaya] Has a medical condition like Down syndrome or spina bifida?
[Karmen] If you know a kid who has these difficulties, or if you have them, then you may know or be a kid with a disability. Kids who have disabilities may not have the same opportunities as other kids. They may feel lonely or different and may not have a lot of fun.
[Chris] Sometimes, because kids look or act differently, we avoid them or don’t include them in activities.
[Caydan] Can these kids participate in the same activities as other kids? Do they need special equipment? Do they need to go to special schools? If you don’t have a disability now, can you become disabled? How does it feel to be disabled?
[Karmen] We challenge you to go on a quest for the answers to these questions! To get started, ask your parents if you can go on the internet and visit ://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about kids with disabilities and thanks for listening to CDC Kidtastics Radio. We’ll talk to you again soon. Until then... be a safer, healthier kid!!
[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.