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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Feature Story |  12/15/20

Beyond Quotas: Making Work Meaningful in Japan

Japanese companies are required to staff about two percent of their workforces with people with disabilities, but many individuals remain unemployed, underemployed, or stuck in jobs for which they are ill-suited. 

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Feature Story | 6/16/20

A Grand Challenge for Ukraine: Building an Inclusive Community

A fully independent nation for less than 30 years, Ukraine in some ways is ahead of the United States when it comes to creating classrooms that are inclusive for students with disabilities. Europe’s second-largest country has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), for example, a step the United States has thus far not taken.

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