Local Agency Partners Needed for ADA Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education During Month of May
ICI's Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education is still seeking local agencies such as schools, nonprofits, and local government entities that support the educational inclusion of children with disabilities to help mentor 20 ADA Fellows from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and India who arrive in Minnesota on April 29. These international Fellows will be in Minnesota for six weeks to better understand the impact of collaborative work. Local agency partners will welcome Fellows into their organizations three days a week to "shadow" professionals to learn best practices in U.S. inclusive education. Some Fellows will spend their entire stay with the same agency while others spend shorter periods in a variety of organizations that promote inclusive education. Interested organizations should be able to answer "yes" to the following questions:
- Does your organization support inclusion of children or youth with disabilities?
- Are you passionate about your work?
- Do you like sharing your knowledge and expertise?
- Do you want to mentor an international fellow working and studying in the field of inclusive education?
Minnesota organizations who answer "yes" to these questions should contact Brian Abery or Renáta Tichá immediately to coordinate this opportunity. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is administered by the University of Minnesota and Arizona State University in collaboration with international partners in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and India.