Media in India, including articles in The Indian Express and The Covai Post, have covered the summit, “Inclusion – Means or End?,” hosted by Avinashilingam University for Women and co-organized by ICI as part of their joint project Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award 2013: A Sustainable Response to Intervention Model for Successful Inclusion of Children with Disabilities. Held on January 4-5 in Coimbatore, India, the summit was attended by about 200 delegates, including teachers, educators, professionals from nongovernmental organizations, teacher trainees, and pre-service teachers. Among those addressing the conference was ICI’s Brian Abery, co-director of the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative project, who joined the summit online and traced U.S. perspectives and legislation on inclusive education, emphasizing the essential ingredient of equity.
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