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Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin to Discuss Importance of Social Inclusion, Participation for Children with Disabilities

Briefing to Focus on Education Department’s Involvement with Special Olympics Project UNIFY

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Event Date 1: March 25, 2014 09:30 am - March 25, 2014 11:30 am

Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, along with Special Olympics Project Unity staff and participants in the program, will discuss the Education Department-funded project in a briefing Tuesday at the Education Department headquarters in Washington. Yudin will discuss the importance of social inclusion and participation in all aspects of the school and community for children with disabilities.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY, funded by the Education Department, brings youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through education and sports to create school communities of acceptance and respect. The program focuses on social inclusion and is currently involved with more than 650,000 students in 2,500 schools across 42 states.


Event 1
Who : Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
What : Remarks on the Education Department’s involvement with Special Olympics Project UNIFY
When : 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Where : U.S. Department of Education headquarters, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington
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