Resources & References: SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS

Special Needs Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Books
Disabilities Awareness merit badge pamphlet
A Guide to Working With Scouts With Special Needs and Disabilities, No. 510-071
Scouting for Youth With DisABILITIES manual, No. 34059

Organizations and Websites
Disabilities Awareness – Serving Scouts With Disabilities – BSA
Americans With Disabilities Act
Autism Empowerment
Autism Speaks
Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Easter Seals
National Down Syndrome Society
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Guide to Working With Scouts With Special Needs
Special Olympics
United Cerebral Palsy
Working With Scouts With Disabilities

Related Program Features
Citizenship, Communication, Mentoring, and Project Planning

Photo and Illustration Credits
(skier, National Sports Center for the Disabled, courtesy; van, BSA/Dan Bryant; guide dog, ©Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc., courtesy; wheelchair, Shutterstock.com/©Andrey Burmakin, courtesy)
(BSA file) (bowling, BSA file; sign, Shutterstock.com/©gyn9037, courtesy)

Acknowledgments
We are grateful to Tony Mei, Novato, California, for helping to develop the Special Needs Awareness program feature.

Special Needs Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders