Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is an educational program that teaches elementary school children to develop understanding and respect for fellow students and others with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. UOD is an interactive disability awareness curriculum that Brookline Elementary Schools teach to all 4th and 5th grades. Each fall students participate in a four part series introducing various kinds of disabilities. The curriculum’ goals help our students understand how disabled people adapt and live full, productive lives as well as increase tolerance and reduce bullying.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for this special program, required by Brookline Public Schools, for our 4th graders. We will be hosting 4 sessions over the next 2 months and need 4 parents for each session to work with our kids. Your child does not need to be in the 4th grade to volunteer, anyone can!
This is a fun and rewarding program for both kids and parent.
There will be a quick 20 minute training session a few days before each session. For more information or to sign up, please email Dr. Alison Shonwaldat at [email protected]