Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program

Project acronym: ADA AIEFP

Project web-site:

Project duration: December 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017

Grant holders: University of Minnesota, Arizona State University

Contact person: Renata Ticha, University of Minnesota

Project goals: introducing methods of inclusive education in primary schools, high schools, and universities of Ukraine, Armenia, India, and Kazakhstan

Project objectives:

  1. Arranging a 6-week intensive fellowship program for professionals involved in inclusive education in educational establishments of Minnesota and Arizona for gaining experience and introducing new approaches;
  2. Developing projects on inclusive education at educational establishments of the participants;
  3. Implementing common projects on introducing modern inclusive education teaching techniques in Ukraine, India, Armenia, and Kazakhstan

Obtained results:

  1. Establishing a network of inclusive schools and higher institutions in Ukraine, India, Armenia, and Kazakhstan;
  2. Departments of inclusive education at universities of the Program participants for training teachers of various subjects;
  3. Involvement of state and educational organizations in developing the projects;
  4. Exchange Program for sharing experience after the Fellowship and project implementation in Ukraine, India, Armenia, and Kazakhstan;
  5. Professional workshops and seminars;
  6. International Inclusive Education community.


  • University of Minnesota (USA);
  • Arizona State University (USA);
  • Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan);
  • Bilim Central Asia Education Center (Kazakhstan);
  • Armenian State Pedagogical University (Armenia);
  • Vasyl Stefanyk National Precarpathian University (Ukraine);
  • Odessa Development Fund (Ukraine);
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India).

Project implementation: Department of Primary Education, Department of English Philology

Contact person and project manager in Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University: Vira Velykoroda, Assistant Professor, Department of English Philology, e-mail:
Sergiy Sydoriv, e-mail: