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LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

May 12th, 2022

The LEND Program is seeking Persons With Disabilities (PWD) with an interest in advocacy and mentorship to take part in the LEND fellowship that runs from September 2022 - May 2023. Massachusetts residents, age 23 and older with a developmental or…

Join us on May 15, 2022 for #IPSEDay2022!

Join us on May 15, 2022 for #IPSEDay2022!

May 2nd, 2022

What is #IPSEDay2022? Inclusive Postsecondary Education Day, or #IPSEDay2022, is a day to raise awareness and spread the word about inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) options for students with intellectual disabilities. There are about 5,30…

Florida Employment First: Spring is in the Air!

Florida Employment First: Spring is in the Air!

April 29th, 2022

This spring, Florida’s Employment First team has a variety of ways to stay connected through conversations, virtual gatherings, and resources! Florida APSE and Georgia APSE are collaborating next month to host the Maximizing Employment for…

Prospective employees may have leverage in Massachusetts’ competitive labor market

Prospective employees may have leverage in Massachusetts’ competitive labor market

March 30th, 2022

Jill Eastman, ICI Employment Specialist Program Coordinator, interviewed for Boston Globe article The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2021 there were nearly 11 million job openings across the US, but only 6.3 million unemployed…

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement program for emerging leaders in Africa

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement program for emerging leaders in Africa

March 24th, 2022

Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown from ICI has partnered with Humanity & Inclusion to introduce a new professional fellowship program for African disability leaders committed to inclusive civic engagement, the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic…

Learn about the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Program at UMass Boston!

Learn about the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Program at UMass Boston!

March 23rd, 2022

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) program at UMass Boston offers inclusive higher education opportunities to partnering local school districts that support high school students with intellectual disabilities and…

Happy 90th Birthday to ICI trailblazer and luminary, Dr. Ludwik Stefan Szymanski

Happy 90th Birthday to ICI trailblazer and luminary, Dr. Ludwik Stefan Szymanski

March 21st, 2022

Our original founders, Dr. Alan Crocker, nurse Marie Cullinane, and Dr. Ludwik Stefan Szymanski were dedicated to exploring and improving health and social outcomes for children with developmental disabilities and their families. To this end, Dr…

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

February 7th, 2022

We are kicking of the month by exploring Black History in Boston. Take some time this month to learn about The William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at UMass Boston, established in 1984 to address the concerns of Black…