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

New Resources from Think College about Paying for College, Peer Mentor Models, and More!

New Resources from Think College about Paying for College, Peer Mentor Models, and More!

The ICI’s Think College team has recently published several new resources about improving postsecondary outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID). This year, Think College met to refine their mission and goals for all Think College…

Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice Welcomes Five New State Teams in Its National Community of Practice on Alternatives to Guardianship

Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice Welcomes Five New State Teams in Its National Community of Practice on Alternatives to Guardianship

The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC) is a resource center for youth with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD). CYVYC provides technical assistance to state teams from across the US to promote alternatives to guardianship, so…

July is Disability Pride Month!

July is Disability Pride Month!

Disability pride month is a celebration of disability identity, history, resilience, and joy. Boston held the first Disability Pride Day and parade in 1990, following the legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn about disability…