Reaching out to people with intellectual disabilities with the fire safety message

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 6, 2012

How does an intellectual disability affect a person’s ability to comprehend new information, cope with life’s demands, and practice safety skills? What are the varieties of ways people with intellectual disabilities learn new concepts? And what teaching styles work best?  The Fire Prevention Week Fire Safety at Home Lesson Plan, designed for people with intellectual disabilities, addresses these topics in a detailed guide for teaching basic fire safety skills.
The lesson plan also includes color illustrations and recommendations for class size, presentation format, and length.
The Fire Safety at Home Lesson Plan reminds us of the importance of making sure everyone is included in the home escape plan, practices the home fire drills, and knows how to respond in a real emergency.