Creating A World that Works for Everyone:

Inclusion, Disability, and Community

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September 30, 2023
12:15 - 1 pm and 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Join us for a provocative, participatory, and moving experience examining the simple fact that disability is a natural part of the human condition. Led by Ranjana Chakraborty and Dr. Manisha Bhattacharya, this masterclass will enrich us all as we explore our own reactions to differences and envision the possibilities of embracing the gifts that all people bring to the world. You will leave enriched, strengthened, and ready to work for change in the world.


Ranjana Chakraborty brings experience and deep commitment to her teaching and facilitation of inclusive practice. A founding member of the All-India SRV Leadership Network, Ranjana serves as Associate Faculty for KII, working together across India for change. A gifted presenter and leader, as well as being a qualified special educator and family member of a person experiencing disability, Ranjana brings both perspective and experience to bear as we move toward a different way to think about disability.


Dr. Manisha Bhattacharya is a Clinical Psychologist from Kolkata, India, where she uses SRV-informed strategies to assist people with autism and their families to lead full, meaningful lives. A firm supporter of inclusive practices, she has completed advanced training in Social Role Valorization in India and in the United States, with experience in service evaluation. She teaches SRV in both English and Bengali and has pioneered the advancement of SRV to Bengali and Bangla speakers in India and Bangladesh.


Ms. Grace Daniel is a creative, artistic person, as well as a Special Educator with 18 years of experience. She is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at Cambridge International School (Co-Ed) in Jalandhar and is serving as the Founding Director of the NGO “I Care Rehabilitation Center.”
Grace is also an internationally certified Brain Gym instructor and consultant. With her creativity, Grace is a Graphic Facilitator with the Keystone Institute India. The concepts of Social Role Valorization have given her a whole new insight to work toward creating not just an inclusive school but inclusive communities, empowering each person to have valued social roles.
Grace had been actively involved in the translation of SRV from English to Hindi language.
Grace is a disability activist and an inclusion activist. Her vision is making the educational system a better place for people with disabilities. She is actively involved in teaching and training educators for practical inclusion in schools and universities. As a SENCO at Cambridge International School, she is able to influence many other educational institutions to include children with disabilities in their schools.
Grace Daniel is also a painter and a musician. She believes, “There is just one life and we have to make it count!”