Areas of Emphasis

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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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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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Former Fellow Gives Moving Speech

Former Fellow Gives Moving Speech

Earlier this year, we held the graduation ceremony for the first training session of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the Changing the World of People with Disabilities Foundation for Spanish-speaking parents, held in Spanish with…

Help us Spread the Word to Caregivers of Children with Down Syndrome!

Help us Spread the Word to Caregivers of Children with Down Syndrome!

The ICI’s Pathways Project for Caregivers of Children with Down Syndrome is recruiting parents and caregivers of children with Down syndrome between the ages of 10–14 to participate in an interactive Facebook group with other caregivers. Caregivers…

SELN Celebrates 17 years!

SELN Celebrates 17 years!

This July, the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) kicked off membership year 17! The SELN is a collaborative effort between the ICI and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS). Currently…