Personal Information

Help students understand the importance of their personal information in this activity.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

Knowing your name and where you live is important information for a student to have; it gives them the tools to make their way in the larger world. This activity teaches students to be able to use factual information about themselves for safety and social reasons. Lessons include English Language Arts, Independent Living and Social Skills.

Identification cards stating personal information

If a student is nonverbal or seems unable to learn factual information about herself, make identification cards which provide critical information in case of an emergency. The student should carry this information at all times. Medic alert tags can also be worn to tell about specific medical conditions.

Hint: Be sure that students understand that they should not give this information to random strangers. Discuss which people would be most helpful to give this information to in an emergency (police officer, doctor, etc.)



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