ICI publications by Melanie Jordan

School Days to Pay Days

Collaboratively designed by ICI and the Department of Developmental Services, this booklet will help families get started with the school-to-work transition process. Readers will learn about resources, services, and programs available for young adults with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts; and find inspiration in the many success stories of young adults who have secured fulfilling employment with appropriate supports.

Making Experiential Education Accessible for Students with Disabilities

College students with disabilities enter with less work experience and have a harder time finding jobs than their nondisabled peers. Experiential education-- mentoring, internships, job shadowing, and so on-- can create a bridge to graduation and employment. However, that requires college professionals to consider access issues for all students. A new Institute Brief provides basic disability awareness information, suggests ways to create welcoming career offices, and offers ideas to increase access to experiential education. (11/2004)

Campus Career Development Services: Promoting Inclusive Practices

Information and suggestions for college career services offices to help them reach students who have disabilities. (4/2003)

One-Stop Centers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

General information about the One-Stop system and answers to specific questions individuals with disabilities may have about One-Stop services. (2/2000)

When Existing Jobs Don't Fit: A Guide to Job Creation

Successful job development for people with disabilities is about meeting the specific and often unique needs of each job seeker. Job creation is a way to modify or restructure existing jobs or bring together a combination of job tasks that fill the work needs of an employer while capitalizing on the skills and strengths of workers with significant disabilities. This is the second issue in the new ICI Professional Development Series. (9/2004)

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities