Areas of Emphasis

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Employment

Building a rewarding career in the community should be an expectation for all citizens. With support and planning, people with significant disabilities can thrive in the workplace.

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Education

From pre-K through university, schools are engaging and involving students with a range of disabilities. By building skills early, young people can exit high school prepared to pursue higher education and find jobs that match their interests.

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Community Life

Outside of work and school, people with disabilities are involved in a wide range of activities that make up a satisfying life. Whether it’s volunteering at a music festival, getting involved with a faith community, or attending a sports event, there’s much more to life than a job.

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Health Care

Accessing quality health care enables us to live productively and to receive support when facing mental, behavioral, or physical challenges. For people with disabilities, equitable health care can require additional advocacy and planning.

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New at ICI

LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

The LEND Program is seeking Persons With Disabilities (PWD) with an interest in advocacy and mentorship to take part in the LEND fellowship that runs from September 2022 - May 2023. Massachusetts residents, age 23 and older with a developmental or…

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

We are kicking of the month by exploring Black History in Boston. Take some time this month to learn about The William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at UMass Boston, established in 1984 to address the concerns of Black…

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement fellowship program for emerging leaders in Africa

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement fellowship program for emerging leaders in Africa

With funding from the US Department of State, the Institute for Community Inclusion (CI) at UMass Boston is partnering with Humanity & Inclusion to announce a new professional program for the next generation of African disability leaders committed to…