The basic premise of Scouting for youth with special needs is that every boy wants to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the unit. While there are, by necessity, units exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every boy is part of regular pack, troop or crew.
The Michigan Crossroads Council through a partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint is able to provide a series of PowerPoint presentations describing and providing information on various disabilities.
- A Guide for Enabling Scouts with Cognitive Impairments
- Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Children
- Hearing Impairments Guide: A Guide for Students and Teachers
- Learning Disabilities
- Other Health Impairments including Asthma, AIDS and Cancer
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Physical Disabilities
- Teaching Students with ADD/ADHD
- Visual Impairment