Mission and Vision


As practitioners, researchers, teachers and advocates, we support systems change and partner with children and adults with disabilities, their families, and communities to advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.


ICI envisions a world that is socially just, where children and adults with disabilities participate fully in their communities and lead rewarding, self-directed and fulfilling lives.


To help realize this vision and mission, we value:

Being a CHAMPION of children and adults with disabilities through advocacy and education.

Fostering COMPETENCIES that promote the full potential for all.  

Engaging in COMMUNICATION to advance knowledge across domains — education, employment, health care, community involvement, and quality of life — with and for children and adults with disabilities.

Building CONFIDENCE in children and adults with disabilities so they can realize self-driven goals.

Affording CHOICES for self-directed and well-informed decision-making, so that people of all abilities can shape their lives.