Understanding Our Differences

Welcome to Understanding our Differences at Bowen

UOD is a unique disability awareness program implemented in the Newton Elementary Schools for all 3rd, 4th & 5th graders. Through UOD, students receive information, interactive learning activities & inspirational guest speakers.

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The kids gain insights to the challenges faced by others through experiential learning. Through a number of in-school activities, we immerse our children in the experience of how people who might have a physical or mental challenge feel, sense the world, communicate, and interact with others on a daily basis.

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What can you do to help?

The UOD program is run almost entirely by trained parent volunteers.

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To learn more, visit http://understandingourdifferences.org

 

Many thanks to our Coordinators and  Volunteers for making OUD possible!

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