Changing attitudes about disabilities so all children are included

The leader in disability awareness education since 1978. Fostering inclusive, respectful schools and communities for people of all abilities.

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School Programs on Disabilities and Chronic Medical Conditions

Our award-winning programs use a hands-on, participatory curriculum to foster respect and inclusion for people of all abilities in elementary schools and communities at large.

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Inclusion and Respect Matter

The UOD program teaches students to be more respectful and friendly, and to become allies of people with disabilities, promoting an inclusive culture in the schools and communities we serve.

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Become a Partner

We invite individuals, schools, communities and businesses to partner with us to support inclusion for disabled people, recognizing that disability is a key aspect of our diverse world.

Why Disability Awareness Education is Important

Disabilities are everywhere

Yet barriers to inclusion remain.

Accurate information and open conversation can make the difference between acceptance and discrimination.

David Ticchi, UOD speaker spotlight

Speaker Spotlight


David Ticchi, long-time speaker for our Blindness and Low Vision unit, is pictured arriving to present to 3rd graders at Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School in Newton. David remarked that he is delighted to be back speaking to kids in person. Welcome back, David!

News from UOD

Sean McIntyre, NPS Graduate, to Run 50 Miles for UOD

Sean McIntyre, a graduate of the Newton Public Schools, plans to run a 50-mile race in November to benefit UOD. He is undertaking this challenging event because he feels strongly about …

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Newton South HS Juniors Survey Peers, Raise Funds for UOD

This spring, three juniors at Newton South High School – Angelina, Sophia, and Adrienne – conducted a project in their history class. They assessed the recent debate over cutting the …

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