Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Fellowship Program to Bring 28 International Leaders in Inclusive Education to Minnesota and Arizona

Thu Jan 19 2017
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ICI’s Global Resource Center has been awarded a $500,000, 18-month Fellowship Program by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to enhance the skills of international educators to work in inclusive settings and build partnerships with colleagues across the world. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program will enable 28 participants from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and India to participate in a 6-week intensive program at a variety of Minnesota and Arizona agency partners who support the educational inclusion of children with disabilities. The Fellowship Program is open now through January 27, 2017, for international applicants working in inclusive settings or otherwise supporting children and youth with disabilities. In collaboration with partners in the four countries named above, the University of Minnesota and Arizona State University administer the Fellowship Program and they will select leaders from the pool of international applicants. See the press release. PDF For full announcement and application.

The University of Minnesota is seeking more local agency partners (i.e., schools, nonprofits, government). See here for a list of current partners. Interested in being a site for the Fellowship Program? Please contact Brian Abery.