UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES
Sponsor: Jeff Herrmann '73, Marcia Herrmann '74
Contact UOD through project sponsor: Jeff_Herrmann@comcast.net
Mission: Understanding Our Differences’ mission is to educate communities to value and accept people of all abilities through school-based, interactive disability awareness programs.
Disabilities are much more common than most people realize, whether physical, intellectual or medical. People with disabilities are often disrespected in their communities, isolated or even bullied. Effective disability awareness education will foster lasting understanding, respect and inclusion.
Current Status and Project Goals: Understanding Our Differences’ programs are currently used in school districts in Massachusetts, New England and worldwide. With its decades of experience and its recently developed digital materials, UOD now seeks to cement its leadership in disability awareness education with an ambitious push into nationwide and even global distribution. This growth trajectory will require additional resources, expertise and staff, along with associated funding to support the effort and invest in market development.
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