Theatre and Music Studies Associate Professor Receives a Grant Award from Foreseeable Future Foundation
Childs, Associate Professor in Theatre and Music Studies, received a $5,000 grant from the Foreseeable Future Foundation for the Camp Abilities Self-Advocacy Program.
Ruth’s self-advocacy curriculum, enhanced with student self-advocacy workbooks, guides for camp directors and coaches, and student worksheets that incorporate guided questions for the workbooks including a persuasive speech template, will be introduced at five camps modeled after Camp Abilities Brockport and infused into their current programming.
Pre and post-tests will inform how comfortable students with visual impairments and other disabilities at these locations feel self-advocating for their inclusion in physical education, school sports, community sports, and in other areas of their lives before and after being immersed in the self-advocacy curriculum.
The results will be used to encourage other camps serving the same or similar populations to include a self-advocacy component to their curriculums.
The award will be administered by The Research Foundation for SUNY under the Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Programs Office.