In the News

Understanding Disabilities Today – In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, UD has continued to deliver the messages of inclusivity, sensitivity, kindness and awareness (Reading Chronicle)
Apr 2021

Kailyn Looby is role model for Understanding Disabilities
Apr 2018

UD launches UD at Home, a family-friendly website to connect home and school conversations about awareness
Oct 2017

UD in the Community: Jail & Bail 2017, A Success by All Measures
Sep 2017

UDs Curriculum Innovation is celebrated at Star Gala
Mar 2017

Speaker Session: A Discussion About Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Bullying
Feb 2017

UD in the Community: Sensory-friendly viewing of Disney’s Moana
Dec 2016

UD in the Community: Painting Pumpkins brings Food Allergy Awareness
Oct 2016

Piloting a broader and deeper curriculum
Oct 2016

30 Years of Making a Difference
May 2016

UD in the Community: Sensory-friendly viewing of Disney’s Finding Dory
Apr 2016

UD in the Community: Joining the global initiative, Light it up Blue, to shine light on autism
Apr 2016

Speaker Session: Accomplished athlete redefines societys expectations of physical disabilities
Dec 2015

UDs 30 Years of raising awareness is honored at Gala Celebration
May 2015

Speaker Session: Two-Time Olympian to speak on Learning Disabilities and Self-Esteem
Apr 2015

$100,000 Grant awarded to create new, pioneering disability awareness curriculum
June 2014

Speaker Session: High-schooler with autism defies stereotypes
May 2014

Speaker Session: Jeff Bauman Tells his Story of Courage and recovery
Feb 2014

Speaker Session: Becky Curran on challenging negative perceptions
Mar 2013

UD in the Community: EMARC: What we have in common
Jan 2013

Speaker Session: Finding the Buried Treasure in ADD, Dr. Ned Hallowell
Oct 2012

Speaker Session: Travis Roy – Setting Goals and overcoming physical obstacles
Apr 2012

UD in the Community: UD Participates in Fall Street Faire to Raise Awareness and Funds
Sep 2011

UD in the Community: Selectmen Help Promote UD at Reading Street Faire
Sep 2011

Speaker Session: Shonda Schilling shares the painful and joyous story of her son’s struggle with autism
May 2011

Accomplished Young Woman who has autism sets the story straight
Apr 2011

UD Awarded grant to create first of its kind lesson about autism
Dec 2010

Speaker Session: Karen Gaffney Re-writes the data on stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities
Mar 2010

UD in the Community: A Celebration of Inclusive Schools
Jan 2010

Speaker Session: Travis Roy – A focus on Abilities
Mar 2009