This week we began a presentation series about accessibility and inclusive play for students at Service Stars after-school in Newton, with a talk by a UOD speaker.
The City of Newton has awarded one of its 20 invitational Boston Marathon bibs to Understanding Our Differences, and we have a runner, Gabrielle Barker, who is already training hard.
Join us for a special conversation with author Natalie Lloyd, who will also read from and sign her latest book. Hummingbird is a heartfelt story about a girl with her trusty, snazzy wheelchair who refuses to let her brittle bone disease stand in the way of adventure. Author Natalie Lloyd is a New York Times Bestselling Author of novels
In the last few years, we’ve had the privilege and pleasure to connect with more schools, districts and communities to deliver high-quality disability awareness programs. UOD has helped deliver regular school programming, inclusion days, custom programs and community programs in a variety of districts and settings, for example: Working with committed individuals dedicated to fostering
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 the positive impact of UOD, which he remembers vividly from childhood. The event is the JFK 50 Mile Race, called America’s oldest ultramarathon, to be
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 Understanding Our Differences program from the Newton Public Schools curriculum. After sending out a survey to our classmates, the students confirmed that those who participated
Dr. Jennifer Arnold was the terrific keynote speaker at our 45th anniversary celebration on Thursday evening, May 4 at UMass at Mount Ida in Newton. She presented an upbeat motivational message about maintaining a positive attitude, based on her life experiences. Dr. Arnold is a physician who is Board Certified in Neonatal Medicine and is currently
Program presentations are ongoing in Newton’s 15 elementary schools. Schools have returned to in-person programming as students are more engaged away from screens. This year UOD presentations will be in person, with guest speakers and activities in person as well. Here is other news: