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Press Release: Ashley Wolfe Receives the 2011 Research in Action Award

The Arc of the United States has awarded Ashley Wolfe with the 2011 Research in Action award

Press Release: New Online Resource Trains Hospital Staff on Disability Inclusion

The ICI is pleased to announce its new online training: Inclusive Health Care. Inclusive Health Care is a disability-awareness training for hospital staff.

Kerry, Lynch, Tierney Announce UMASS Boston to Receive $3.7 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs in Lynn

Senator John Kerry and Congressmen Stephen Lynch and John Tierney today announced that the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion, Early Childhood will receive $3,763,701 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Reading First Program.

Press Release: ICI Director William Kiernan testified before a Senate employment subcommittee on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Press Release: ICI Director William Kiernan testified before a Senate employment subcommittee on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Press Release: Director of Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston to Receive Award at MAB Community Service Gala

ICI’s William Kiernan received the Joseph M. Collins Human Service Award at the MAB Community Service Gala on April 25, 2007

William Kiernan, the Director of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), received the Joseph M. Collins Human Service Award at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB) Community Service Gala on April 25, 2007.

Project takes aim at Haitian identity in Boston area

Press Release: Institute for Community Inclusion Hosts Boston Premiere of Including Samuel

Film Featured in Yesterday's Boston Globe

For over 30 years, the Institute for Community Inclusion's (ICI) mission has been about promoting inclusion and access for all people, with and without disabilities. Alongside our partners - families, schools, communities, and others - we advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and justice. The ICI invites you to the Boston premiere of Including Samuel, a film exemplifying our mission.

Press Release: Institute for Community Inclusion Bridges Digital Divide

New Study Identifies Effective Ways to Increase Internet Use Among Hard-to-Reach-Groups

In both the United States and the United Kingdom, some hard-to-reach groups are excluded from online government services and transactions (e-government) through lack of access. This publication identifies technical and social barriers currently limiting access to e-government as well as suggested solutions. By presenting six case studies, Boeltzig and Pilling provide ten recommendations to increase access to and use of the Internet among the hard-to-reach.

Massachusetts Leaders Take on Education Reform with Input from New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce (2/28/07)

Institute for Community Inclusion and College of Management Announce Workforce Training Initiative

Education and workforce leaders gathered today at UMass Boston to discuss Tough Choices or Tough Times, a clarion call for change in the education and workforce systems. In response to this challenge, the new ICI/COM effort addresses the core concerns of the progressive workforce system.

Press Release: Dr. Laura Bozeman Named Director of the Regional Teacher Education Programs in Visual Impairments at UMass Boston (5/06)

National Leader Will Spearhead Unique Regional Master's Degree Programs

Dr. Laura Bozeman has accepted the position of Program Director of the Regional Teacher Education Programs in Visual Impairments at UMass Boston.

Press Release: As National Disability Employment Awareness Month Opens, Leaders Say Mass. Residents with Disabilities Can Turn the Tide of Labor Force Loss

State agency chiefs present disability/employment agenda at conference

MA workforce decline can be counteracted if businesses take advantage of the undertapped workforce of people with disabilities. With state leader quotes from the September, 2005 "Mission: Employment 2" conference.

Program helping make connections (Boston Herald)

By Jenny Jiang | July 16, 2003

News story about Working Connections, an ICI project that built relationships between Mass. One-Stop Career Centers and community-based organizations.

The Institute for Community Inclusion Focuses on a Fundamental Philosophy: Opportunity for Everyone (UMass Reporter)

By Anne-Marie Kent

A profile of ICI, notably the Working Connections project.

Facts on employment and disability

Statistics on employment and benefits.

What We Mean When We Talk About Inclusion

Resource Guide

Basic definition and examples.

"Dispelling Myths About the Americans with Disabilities Act"

A fact sheet on the 1990 civil rights act.

Home Depot Pays a Disabled Ex-Worker (New York Times)

By Paul Vitello | October 25, 2005

ICI director William Kiernan contributed to this article about an equal employment opportunity case.

Press Release: UMass Boston M.Ed. in Special Education, Teacher of Visual Impairments Track Accredited by the Massachusetts Dept. of Education

Region's only training program for educating teachers in the field of Visual Impairments works to address the critical national shortage of Teachers of the Visually Impaired

A UMB masters degree program trains much-needed teachers for visually impaired students.

He Uses Thursdays to Bust Stereotypes (Boston Globe)

By Keith O'Brien, Globe Correspondent | July 11, 2005

A profile of Dr. Allen Crocker of the Institute for Community Inclusion.

The Worker in N.E.'s Future (Boston Globe op-ed)

By James T. Brett and William E. Kiernan | November 15, 2004

Demographics spell diversity for employers.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities