Stephen Byrd, Ph.D. 

Stephen Byrd on the Elephant in the TempleIndia

One growing area of interest for me is international special education, particularly in India. For the last two summers, I have traveled to the city of Madurai in southern India. My work has been to consult with parents and to give lectures related to special education issues. I have been working with the Bethshan Special School.  Bethshan has 50 students with special needs. There are 13 individuals on the staff.

For more information on India, disabilities, and education, you might check out the report put out by the World Bank on India and Disabilities. It will provide you a helpful overview.