New Initiative – Modernizing UOD
Understanding Our Differences is at an exciting juncture in its 40-year history. We have a unique opportunity to meet the high demand for our program and the needs of 21st century learners by accessing enhanced technology resources.
A wide range of societal trends make it critical to expand UOD’s reach. People with disabilities make up the largest minority in the US, representing 19% of the population. Currently over 13% of students in public education have a disability and receive special education services, often in general education classrooms.
UOD’s disability awareness program has been essential in fostering an inclusive culture and combating bullying in the schools and communities it serves currently. Moving to a digital platform will allow us to transform schools and communities across the country into places where differences are valued, students with disabilities are understood and respected, and all children are included.