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The Americans with Disabilities Act: General Overview

Tools for Inclusion 2

Brief overview of the concepts and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act, plus resource lists.

Disability Organizations' Perspectives on the Needs of Youth with Disabilities Who Are Runaway or Homeless

Research to Practice 16

Findings from a national survey of state-level disability organizations on issues regarding runaway or homeless youth who have disabilities.

Building Authentic Visions: How to Support the Focus Person in Person Centered Planning

Research to Practice 15

This brief summarizes research on behavior during a planning session that increased or decreased participation of the focus person. Recommendations challenge team members to think about how their own behavior influences the focus person's participation.

Shared Responsibility: Job Search Practices from the Consumer and Staff Perspective

Research to Practice 2

A review of a national study of the job search practices used by community rehabilitation providers and independent living centers, focusing on the relationship between these practices and employment outcomes such as job satisfaction, wages, and hours.

Moving On: Planning for the Future

Manual

ICI's transition guide for students, parents, and educators. Transition from high school includes numerous areas of life. This guide provides a detailed introduction to what lies ahead and resources to get students started in the transition process.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities