D.A.S.H. Disability Awareness Starts Here
D.A.S.H. Disability Awareness Starts Here:
Since 1994, the D.A.S.H. Program has been bringing Tri-Town parents, teachers and students together through an innovative sensitivity awareness experience. With a focus on abilities, not disabilities, D.A.S.H. teaches children to value their differences while encouraging mutual respect and fostering friendships without fear.
The Classroom Experience:
Designed specifically for elementary school-age children, four unique curriculum modules feature hands-on activities aimed at creating empathy and understanding of people with disabilities. Children are encouraged to express their feelings and think creatively about their experience. Plus, students interact with a special guest speaker who shares their personal story.
Grade 2: Visual Impairments (Spring Semester)
Grade 3: Hearing Impairments (Spring Semester)
Grade 4: Invisible Disabilities (Fall Semester)
Grade 5: Physical Disabilities (Fall Semester)
Be A Volunteer:
Discover a variety of ways to get involved with these special classroom activities:
• Unit Leaders
• School Coordinators
• Parent Volunteers
D.A.S.H. offers Parent-Training sessions, in the morning and after-work, to provide volunteers with everything needed to understand and assist with this program.
Get Started Now:
Sign up to volunteer or learn more by contacting DASH@tritowncouncil.org
Our Leadership Team:
Robin Beardsley, Co-Director, Boxford
Gretchen Fishman, Co-Director, Boxford
Jacki Dubois, Co-Director, Middleton
Patty, Santisi, Co-Director, Middleton
Noël Cody Mumford, Director, Topsfield
D.A.S.H. is sponsored by Tri-Town Council