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Do you teach 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade? Help your students develop career awareness with Future Quest Island-Explorations

August 4th, 2021

Your students are learning and growing in an ever-changing world. Join the Institute for Community Inclusion’s (ICI) research program for elementary school teachers to help your students develop career awareness, self-concept, and social-emotional…

30 years of Community Inclusion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Opportunities, Strengths, & Challenges

July 22nd, 2021

How have advocacy efforts and policy changes in the last 30 years impacted people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities? “People with disabilities deserve to live in the community without being segregated. When we are…

Rural Youth Apprenticeship Development Project knowledge translation specialists published article in Rehab Ink

July 22nd, 2021

“It is important to explore the intersectionality between disability, race, age, economic context, and geographic context as we work toward a more equitable workforce landscape for youth with disabilities and for all” — DeBrittany Mitchell, PI…

The latest ThinkWork StateData Blue Book is here! What’s happening in your state?

July 22nd, 2021

What does the data say about employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your state? Since 1988, the ICI has collected data from state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD…

ICI partners on two US Department of Labor awards to expand inclusive apprenticeship opportunities

July 20th, 2021

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will partner with Jobs for the Future and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to modernize and diversify registered apprenticeship programs. Both organizations received…

Professors share perspectives on inclusive college learning experiences for students with intellectual disability

July 20th, 2021

How can instructors provide inclusive college learning experiences to all students? As more students with intellectual disability (ID) enroll in college, instructors are learning about how to create inclusive classroom experiences. Researchers…

Help Us Pilot a Scale of Community Life Engagement

June 22nd, 2021

Does your organization provide day services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities? We need your help testing our new Guidepost Fidelity Scale (GFS)! Our aim with the GFS is to help service providers better understand…

Juneteenth: A Brief History of the Freedom Celebration

June 15th, 2021

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth commemorates the day that enslaved people in Texas learned that slavery was outlawed. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army general, Gordon Granger, announced General Order №3 in Galveston, Texas which proclaimed freedom…