AUCD Launches International Fellowship Program on Inclusive Education
October 18, 2016
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston will implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) International Fellowship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The goal of this new exchange program is to promote the growth of future leaders in inclusive education in countries and communities across the globe. The program will recruit 20 mid-career disability and education professionals from Brazil, Peru, Kenya and Tanzania and place them at partner host sites across the United States, including UCEDD and LEND. During their time in the U.S., Fellows will learn about policies and practices that have influenced inclusive education in the U.S. and will plan a project upon their return home. The program will honor the work of former Senators Bob Dole and Tom Harkin in the field of disability rights and inclusive education.