Navigating war, pandemic, persistent ableism, or a combination of all three, participants in the ADA Anniversary Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education (pictured at the University of Minnesota in 2017) continue to work for global inclusion, five years after their University of Minnesota experience.
In 2017, the Institute on Community Integration and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs collaborated with Arizona State University to welcome 28 fellows to the six-week intensive fellowship. The fellows, 20 of whom completed their experiences in Minnesota, observed and formed connections with local organizations working for more inclusive classrooms. The program was led by ICI’s Renáta Tichá and Brian Abery, co-directors of the Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education.
Those fellows are now working with USAID, teaching education classes online, working for nonprofits, and more.