A teacher in a classroom in Armenia assists a student. The students are about 9 years old and are wearing school uniforms.

The Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC), housed at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, works toward systemic improvement of educational programs, practices, and policies that affect children youth and adults with disabilities and their families around the world. Our mission is to provide sustainable and culturally-responsive approaches and strategies and contribute to the knowledge base of inclusive and special education worldwide. Our areas of expertise include Universal Design for Learning, Response to Intervention, teacher collaboration, data-based decision making, Curriculum-Based Measurement, self-determination, Inclusive Service Learning, transition from school to community living and employment, and more. We have collaborated with researchers, policy makers, educators, families and people with disabilities in the US; Western, Central and Eastern Europe; East and South Asia, and Central America.

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Kamila Rollan.

Feature Story | 4/12/22

Alumni Update: Kamila Rollan

In March 2022, Kazakh citizen Kamila Rollan was appointed to her country’s Presidential Council for Youth Policy. Rollan, now a third-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, was a 2017 fellow in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program, which the Institute on Community Integration co-led. Read more about Rollan.

Renáta Tichá and Marina Aleixo.

Feature Story |  4/14/22

Coming Together for Ukraine

Faculty, students, and community members from around the world gathered on March 30 to share experiences and strategies for supporting the people of Ukraine as the invasion continued. Renáta Tichá (left), co-director of the Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, led the live and virtual event at the University of Minnesota. It was sponsored by the CEHD Office of International Initiatives, which is directed by Marina Aleixo (right).

Read more about the Ukraine event on the UMN campus.