How To Be Like Me Brings Awareness To The Special Needs Community

A new awareness program hopes to break down barriers

Despite good intentions, your kiddo’s peers (and their parents!) might not understand how best to engage with your child. But starting this December, late elementary-age kids (primarily fourth-graders) and other local groups can participate in a two-hour interactive experience at the Tolleson Family Activity Center in Dallas. The nonprofit program, called TO BE LIKE ME, will be led by speakers with disabilities, and participants will go through a few simulated environments—a school classroom, a flight, a restaurant—to learn how to better interact with people who have disabilities and learning differences, from autism to deafness to dietary differences. A soft launch will be held in the fall; to support the program or get involved, email

To Be Like Me
Tolleson Family Activity Center
5817 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas