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

Congratulations, Langston University!

Congratulations, Langston University!

Langston University, a Historically Black college/university (HBCU) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has received a 5-year $4.6 million research grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to reduce…

ICI Research & State Systems Teams Partner with Minnesota VR and Florida VR on Two New Competitive Integrated Employment Projects

ICI Research & State Systems Teams Partner with Minnesota VR and Florida VR on Two New Competitive Integrated Employment Projects

Competitive integrated employment is a key part of ICI employment research and services. Competitive integrated employment is employment that: pays employees at or above minimum wage is performed in integrated settings (not sheltered workshops) is…

Long Time LEND Director David Helm Retires

Long Time LEND Director David Helm Retires

Congratulations to David Helm! David has served as the Director of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of…