Fun Facts & Games


How much do you know about various disabilities?  Here are some fun ways to play and learn at the same time.

Truth or Misconception?

After you read each of the following statements, select Truth or Misconception. When you’re finished, find the correct answer at the bottom to find out whether you were correct!

 

1. People with learning disabilities aren’t smart.

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Misconception
2. People who can’t hear can use the telephone.

Truth
Misconception
3. You can catch a disability.

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Misconception
4. People with cerebral palsy always have mental retardation.

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Misconception
5. People who use wheelchairs can’t play basketball.

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Misconception
6. People who are blind can read.

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Misconception
7. People with cognitive disabilities can get jobs.

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Misconception
8. People with disabilities can live by themselves.

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Misconception
9. People who can’t hear don’t watch TV.

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Misconception
10. People with disabilities can vote.

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Misconception

11. People with disabilities make good employees.

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Misconception

 

Answers: 1. Misconception  2. Truth  3. Misconception   4. Misconception                                   5. Misconception  6. Truth  7. Truth   8. Truth   9. Misconception  10. Truth  11. Truth

 

Do you know the American Manual Alphabet or American Sign Language (ASL)?  Would you like to learn? Here is a video that is simple and an easy way to learn and then you can use what you learned to solve the following riddles and jokes.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYhAAMDQl-Q&w=560&h=315]

 

 Sign Language Riddles & Jokes

Break the code to find the answers to these  riddles!

Learn the ASL symbols for the letters of the alphabet and you will be able to solve these mystery riddles.

Read each question. Then look at the fingerspelling symbols provided . Figure out what alphabet each symbol represents.  If you have trouble you can refer to the chart below.

The answers are at the bottom of the riddles.  Good Luck!

A to Z

Riddles

  1. I have a face, yet no senses.
    Time is of the essence,
    but I don’t really care.
    Clock Riddle

  2. Voiceless it cries,
    Wingless it flutters,
    Toothless bites,
    Mouthless mutters.
    Wind Riddle
  3. What has roots as nobody sees,
    Is taller than trees,
    Up, up it goes,
    And yet never grows?
    Mountain Riddle
  4. Little Nanny Etticoat
    In a white petticoat
    And a red nose
    The longer she stands,
    The shorter she grows.
    Candle Riddle
  5. Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
    Now they tramp, now they champ, now they stand still.
    Teeth Riddle
  6. Lives in winter,
    Dies in summer,
    And grows with its root upwards.
    Icicle Riddle
  7. I run
    But I can’t walk
    What am I?
    Water Riddle

Answers: 1. Clock  2. Wind  3. Mountain  4. Candle  5. Your teeth  6. An icicle  7. Water

 

Break the code to find the answers to these  jokes! If you have trouble you can refer to the  chart above. Have Fun!

Jokes

  1. Where do cows go on Saturdays?
    Cow Joke
  2. What is a snake’s favorite school subject?
    Snake Joke
  3. What goes up when the rain comes down?
    Rain Joke
  4. What does a lazy dog do for fun?
    Dog Joke
  5. Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
    Dinosaur Joke
  6. How do you keep a rhinoceros from charging?
    Rhino Joke
  7. What did the dog say when he sat on the sandpaper?
    Sandpaper Joke
  8. What time is it when the clock strikes 13?
    Clock Joke
  9. Why are Teddy Bears never hungry?
    Teddy Bear Joke
  10. What is a monkey’s favorite month?
    Monkey Joke

Answers: 1. To the…moovies!  2. Hisssstory  3. An umbrella!  4. Chases…parked cars!  5. To get to the…museum!  6. Take away it’s…credit cards!  7. Ruff ruff!  8. Time to…Fix the clock!  9.  Because they’re always…Stuffed!  10. Ape-ril!

Interested in learning how to communicate using ASL?  You can take lessons at Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP), University of Oregon (UO),  and Lane Community College (LCC)

wsDyslexia crossword

 

Answers:

Across: 1. Autism  2. Tourette  3. Blind  4. Dyslexia  5. Down  6. Deaf  7. Asperger  8. Palsy

Down: 1. Epilepsy  2. Sign  3. Braille  4. Dementia  5. Fibrosis

Well, I hope this was fun for you as well as informative.

 

 

Source: Center for Disability Information & Referral (CeDIR), Indiana Institue on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Bloomington