Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is a nationally recognized, educational program that teaches elementary school children to develop understanding and respect for fellow students and others with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. UOD is an interactive disability awareness curriculum that North Andover Elementary Schools teach to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Each year, students participate in 2 to 3 sessions introducing various kinds of disabilities. The programs’ goals are to foster respect, acceptance and compassion for people of all abilities as well as increase tolerance and reduce bullying. It reinforces North Andover’s RAISE values.
- Interested in helping with this program? Sign Up to VOLUNTEER for the 2018/2019 school year.
- Interested in speaking and sharing your experiences about a disability? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAM DATES COMING SOON
Watch this UOD Video from Franklin School Autism Unit
- Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Blindness and Visual Impairment
- Deafness and Hard of Hearing
- North Andover Public Schools Knightly News
- Wicked Local: http://northandover.wickedlocal.com/article/20160210/NEWS/160219341/?Start=1
- North Andover CAM Video on Understanding Our Differences
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for this special program!
This is a fun and rewarding program for both kids and parents, and anyone in the district can volunteer!
- Volunteers must complete a 20-minute online training session.
- Volunteers must have a current CORI on file with the elementary schools.
Interested? Sign Up to VOLUNTEER for the 2019/2020 school year.
To speak at a program about a disability you have experience with, contact us at email@example.com