Joint Avinashilingam/ICI Conference Noted in India Media

Fri Jan 13 2017
Indian people with disabilities in wheelchairs.

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.