Promoting Disability Awareness, Teaching Inclusion
The COUNT ME IN Puppetry Program is a disability awareness project which teaches inclusion and disability awareness through puppet shows. The Cincinnati Recreation Commission purchased the puppetry kit thanks to a grant from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust.
The COUNT ME IN Puppetry kit contains eight 3-foot-tall puppets who portray youngsters from diverse backgrounds with a variety of disabilities. This program seeks to foster positive attitudes and promote easier integration between children with disabilities and children without disabilities in schools and communities.
CRC began featuring the puppets at recreation centers in the summer of 2006. Since then, countless programs and shows have been performed to reach thousands of children of all ages.
CRC is excited about the impact of this program to promote inclusion and disability awareness in our communities.
If you are interested in learning more about the COUNT ME IN Puppetry Program, please call Dan Beresford at 513-352-4013.