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Where the ICI Stands on Health Care and Medicaid

As the US Senate gets ready for a vote on the proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act, ICI leadership and staff have been learning about this new legislation. Many of us have concerns about how the proposed bill will impact Americans with disabilities and their families. Learn more about why we feel this way.

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Inclusive play spaces are great for all kids, with and without disabilities. Learn strategies for creating these spaces, even on a tight budget, in this guide from former ICI Crocker Fellow Helena Liedtke.


ICI staffers Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown and Miwa Tanabe have been busy expanding networks and partnerships in Japan and selecting the next group of trainees for our Duskin Disability Leadership Program at UMass Boston. Learn more about their trip.


The Family Engagement in Online Employment Planning Intervention is looking for parents of a student with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to participate in a study to see how Facebook Messenger might be used as an effective tool to coach families on planning for employment. This study uses Facebook Messenger, as well as The Arc's Build Your Plan tool, to see how a well-planned and individualized engagement strategy might improve families' beliefs about employment for their family member with IDD. Please share this flyer with anyone you know who might be interested.


Dr. Laura Bozeman from the UMass Boston Vision Studies program is the author and presenter of this new webinar, which focuses on staying healthy and fit later in life. Learn more and access the webinar here.

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