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Complete ICI Project list

About the Institute for Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston promotes full participation for people with disabilities through research, training, consultation, and direct service. Learn about ICI and find directions, job opportunities, contact information, and resources for the media.

Access to Integrated Employment (AIE) Project

For the past 20 years, this project has described the nature of day and employment services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence employment outcomes at an individual, employment support practice, service provider, and state policy level.

Doctoral Concentration in Special Ed & Disability Policy

This concentration addresses special education policy and practice and is designed for educational leaders in school-based management or policy development.

Early Childhood Services

Fellowships at ICI

This year-long fellowship allows people with disabilities or their family members to pursue a research or advocacy project. The goal is to nurture new leaders in the field.

For the Media

Resources, clips, and fact sheets for members of the press. ICI is an internationally known presence in the disability world. Our expert sources can help you shape an article or and give you the context you need to understand new developments.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND Program)

Graduate-level, interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities and public policy.

Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education

Graduate training for two key vision professions: Teachers of the Visually Impaired, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.

StateData.info: National Data Collection on Day and Employment Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

This long-term research project collects and analyzes data to assess the employment and economic status of people with developmental disabilities state-by-state and nationally. The accompanying StateData.info website allows anyone to chart disability data.

Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VR-RRTC)

The VR-RRTC will conduct research addressing the employment service delivery structures for individuals with disabilities, investigate “best practices” in certain critical areas, and provide training and technical assistance directed at improving VR services and employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities