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“Yes I Can!”

a boy on a school bus in a button up shirt and tie. His arms are crossed confidently.

We have traveled around the world and landed back in our homes this week.  Now it’s your turn to tell us how you can take up the challenge!

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: 15 to age 21

Materials Needed:

  • a note-taking system, Google docs, iPad, or a braille device or recording device.


Watch the audio described music video We are the Super Heroes from the 2016 Paralympics.  Your challenge is to create your ‘Yes I Can’ statement and share it with us! Your “yes I can” statement is something you do really well. State your name, say “Yes I can do….” Tell us why your blindness doesn’t hold you back!


Students will be able to express their thoughts about something they do very well.

Extension/further resources:

Here are some ways to share your thoughts, make a movie about a topic or reply to questions asked. Apple clips




JoAnne Chalom is President of In Focus Mobility and has been working with individuals with disabilities for over thirty years. JoAnne teaches younger and older individuals orientation and mobility. JoAnne enjoys spending quality time with her grand dog, Cody.

Robbin Keating Clark is the Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator at Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind and has been working with students with visual impairments for nearly two decades. She is enthusiastic and energetic about the Expanded Core Curriculum.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her children.

Susan Drake has been a special education teacher for seven years and is completing her certification as a teacher of the visually impaired at Missouri State University.  She lives on a farm with her veterinarian husband Randy, son Renin, a herd of corgis and cows.  

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