Hands-on with disabilities

Glen Reed, Peer Advocate Coordinator for the Vermont Center for Independent Living, talks with Proctor Elementary thrid grader Jaylynn Lees, right, during a Disability Awareness Ceremony.

A blind folded Lindsey Gearwar, 3rd grader at Proctor Elementary School, tries to find her way through an obstacle course during a Disability Awareness Assembly at proctor Elementary School Friday afternoon.

Proctor Elementary School students navigate wheel chairs through cones during a Disability Awareness Assembly Friday March 9, 2018. (Robert Layman / Staff Photo)

Jesse Butterfield, right, a Peer Advocate Counselor at VCIL, talks to third graders at Proctor Elementary School during disability awareness day Friday, March 9, 2018. Butterfield helped answer questions from the students about the challenges she faces with sight and mobility. (Robert Layman / Staff Photo)