Share Paper: Using UDL-related methods in education, teacher training, and job-development for young women with developmental disabilities in India

  1. Susie Gronseth, University of Houston, United States
  2. Elizabeth Dalton, Rhode island, United States
  3. Boris Alvarez, Fellow Group, Chile
  4. Irma Iglesias, Fellow Group, Chile
  5. Paola Vergara, Fellow Group, Chile
  6. Jeanne Carey Ingle, Bridgewater State University, United States
  7. Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Bridgewater State University, United States
  8. Debra Bauder, University of Louisville, United States
  9. Katherine Cooper, University of Louisville, United States
  10. Cindy Anderson, Roosevelt University, United States
  11. Kevin Anderson, University of Michigan, United States
  12. Vivian Intatano, Raja Soliman Science & Technology High School, Philippines
  13. Peggy Semingson, University of Texas-Arlington, United States
  14. Kathryn Pole, University of Texas-Arlington, United States
  15. Kerry Armstrong, Strong Nations, Canada
  16. Brenda Boreham, Strong Nations, Canada
  17. Terri Mack, Strong Nations, Canada
  18. Lisa Harris, Winthrop University, United States
  19. Dave Edyburn, University of Central Florida, United States
  20. Janet Arndt, Gordon College, United States
  21. Britt Tatman Ferguson, National University, United States
  22. Nili Luo, Southwestern College, United States
  23. Lindsay Yearta, Winthrop University, United States
Wednesday, March 20 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Sunset 3

Abstract: Abstract Disability support in India for persons with developmental disabilities has been ignored or hidden for generations due to cultural and social pressures and beliefs. Recently, however, long-held social norms have begun to change through progressive and creative program and professional development. During the last decade, OM Creation Trust of Mumbai, through an innovative blend of educational, spiritual, arts-based, and skill-based approaches, has seen great success for women and men with development disabilities to build productive and meaningful lives. Based in the research model of integral research design, this best practice session will highlight core program components of teacher training ...