Celebrating Our Differences:

35th Anniversary Gala

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Please join Understanding Our Differences
for our special 35th Anniversary Gala fundraiser to benefit our nonprofit organization



Team Hoyt – the inspirational father-son duo, Dick and Rick Hoyt, who compete together in marathons and triathlons across the country


 Linda Hiller – UOD Past President, School Coordinator, Board Member, Resource Specialist and Speaker for the Physical Disabilities Unit

Sunday, May 4, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Community Rowing
20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135

Team Hoyt and Linda Hiller share Understanding Our Differences’ mission to educate communities to value and respect people of all abilities through school-based, interactive disability awareness programs. 

To learn more about Team Hoyt,  please visit their website at http://www.teamhoyt.com

Linda Hiller  shares her story about the rewards of speaking for the Physical Disabilities Unit. Watch now

Ellen Cohen-Kaplan  and Barb Day – Event Co-Chairs

Mayor Setti and Tassy Warren – Honorary Co-Chair

Here is a second video clip from the same show. http://t.co/rIMuwsrE6g

Understanding Our Differences

Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is a nationally recognized, award-winning program that uses a hands-on, participatory curriculum to foster respect, acceptance, and compassion for people of all abilities in elementary schools and communities at large.

The UOD approach is grounded in the belief that children are naturally curious about differences, and that accurate information can be the difference between acceptance and discrimination.

The program consists of seven different units covering a range of physical, sensory and developmental disabilities and is designed to seamlessly fit into a typical 3rd to 5th grade curriculum. The UOD program is usually taught by trained, volunteer instructors.

Understanding Our Differences is a model, interactive disability awareness curriculum that teaches children to “see the person and not the disability.” Since 1978, the program has been successfully disseminated to more than 200 schools nationwide.

The curriculum covers Blindness and Low Vision, Deafness and Hard of Hearing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Chronic Medical Conditions such as Allergic Conditions, Asthma, Diabetes, and Epilepsy.

Understanding Our Differences is a nonprofit organization and a national leader in disability awareness education.

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