IAS Collaborative: Fostering Understanding and Promoting Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities

While some IAS Collaboratives do the sort of work that is groundbreaking but slow, quiet, and research- and collaboration heavy, the work Yue Wu and Philip Shorey had in mind was exactly the opposite. Their goal: to develop a performance piece illuminating the experience of people with disabilities using music and storytelling. Their challenge: to collaborate broadly. Their team includes members from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Center for Allied Health Programs, Institute on Community Integration, School of Music, and other community stakeholders from Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and MacPhail Center for Music.