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Congratulations, Langston University!

Congratulations, Langston University!

December 18th, 2022

Langston University, a Historically Black college/university (HBCU) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has received a 5-year $4.6 million research grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to reduce…

ICI Research & State Systems Teams Partner with Minnesota VR and Florida VR on Two New Competitive Integrated Employment Projects

ICI Research & State Systems Teams Partner with Minnesota VR and Florida VR on Two New Competitive Integrated Employment Projects

December 18th, 2022

Competitive integrated employment is a key part of ICI employment research and services. Competitive integrated employment is employment that: pays employees at or above minimum wage is performed in integrated settings (not sheltered workshops) is…

Long Time LEND Director David Helm Retires

Long Time LEND Director David Helm Retires

December 18th, 2022

Congratulations to David Helm! David has served as the Director of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of…

The ICI’s State Systems Team Received a New Grant to Work with Arizona Rehabilitation Services

The ICI’s State Systems Team Received a New Grant to Work with Arizona Rehabilitation Services

December 18th, 2022

Dr. Jean Winsor, ICI Senior Research Associate, received a 1-year, $90,000 grant from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of Arizona’s Rehabilitation Services (ARS) vocational…

Tomodachi Story Jam Participants Showcase Disability Advocacy Story Videos at Final Event

Tomodachi Story Jam Participants Showcase Disability Advocacy Story Videos at Final Event

December 18th, 2022

Congratulations to the 10 participants of the TOMODACHI Story Jam for Youth with Disabilities for successfully completing the program! TOMODACHI Story Jam for Youth with Disabilities is a nine-week (September–November) digital storytelling and youth…

How the Professional Fellows Program Provided a New Perspective

How the Professional Fellows Program Provided a New Perspective

December 1st, 2022

Salome N Gitau is a 2022 Fellow in the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute for…

First Time Travel to the United States: The Experience of a Professional Fellow

First Time Travel to the United States: The Experience of a Professional Fellow

November 28th, 2022

Priscilla Mugume Kisakye is a 2022 Fellow in the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement. This program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by the Institute…

Living and Learning in Mississippi

Living and Learning in Mississippi

November 21st, 2022

Emebet G Lema is a 2022 Fellow in the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement. This program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by the Institute for…