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 U.S.; Western, Central and Eastern Europe; East and South Asia, and Central America.

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Sergiy Sydoriv, back row second from right, with pre-service teaching students who have been reading to children during the war in Ukraine. Some of the students hold Valentine's cards.

Feature Story | February 2024

To Survive, and to Laugh

Sergiy Sydoriv is an education professor in Ukraine and former Americans with Disabilities Act fellow who still defends inclusive education (and joy), even though his country has become a war zone. “We still pursue inclusive education, but at the same time, many schools in my country are closed or destroyed.”

ICI's Amy Hewitt spoke recently at a conference in Taiwan that was focused on inclusive community living for people with disabilities.

Feature Story | November 2023

Advancing Inclusion in Taiwan

ICI director Amy Hewitt (pictured at the lectern) and a former colleague recently helped lead a conference in Taiwan on inclusive community living for people with disabilities. A community living book they edited was recently translated into Mandarin Chinese, prompting the conference invitation.