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.
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.
What can you do to help?
The UOD program is run almost entirely by trained parent volunteers.
Volunteers help with one or more unit presentations by leading small group activities with the students. Total time commitment: 1 hour of training & 2 hours of helping in the classroom: 3 hours total per unit. You can help with as many unit presentations as you would like to. We always need more helping hands!
To learn more, visit http://understandingourdifferences.org
Many thanks to our Coordinators and Volunteers for making OUD possible!