During the 2010 Disability Awareness Week in March, Trinity welcomed the Traveling Hands Troupe, a part of the International Center on Deafness and the Arts to campus.
Trinity’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) planned the week and invited deaf and hard of hearing students and their teachers from Nathan Hale Elementary School in Crestwood, Illinois. The students from Nathan Hale and Trinity both enjoyed watching the troupe sign songs and incorporate dance into the program. They also had the opportunity to participate in interactive learning about how the ear works.
“By having Disability Awareness week at Trinity, I am made aware of the different disabilities that students may have in the classroom,” said special education major Monica Mott ’11 of Palos Hills, Illinois. She serves as the vice president of the SCEC.
The SCEC student chapter is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities and promoting future leaders in the education of students with disabilities. For more information about Trinity’s special education program, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/depts/education/.