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Open Job Positions at ICI

Open Job Positions at ICI

November 2nd, 2021

ICI is hiring for several open positions. Please share these opportunities with anyone who may be interested. All positions are full-time with a full benefits package. Join a great workplace that supports and advances UMass Boston’s values of…

Think College awarded US Dept. of Education grant to increase access to and visibility of inclusive post-secondary education programs nationwide

Think College awarded US Dept. of Education grant to increase access to and visibility of inclusive post-secondary education programs nationwide

October 22nd, 2021

Congratulations to ICI’s Think College and partners for accepting a $5.9 million three-year award from the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education to expand their remarkable work of translating and disseminating research and best…

October is Disability Employment Month!

October is Disability Employment Month!

October 19th, 2021

Employment is more than just work. For many people with and without disabilities, employment is about dignity, respect, independence, and inclusion. The ICI advocates for the full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream workforce…

SELN reflects on the past 18 months at virtual policy meeting with member states

SELN reflects on the past 18 months at virtual policy meeting with member states

October 14th, 2021

Last week, ICI’s State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) hosted their virtual annual policy meeting with 24 member states and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS). Experts and advocates from…

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT): A dynamic approach to consumer-responsive VR services

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT): A dynamic approach to consumer-responsive VR services

October 6th, 2021

The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT) is a training program for current and aspiring leaders in vocational rehabilitation (VR). The goal of the TRLT is leadership enhancement that results in inclusive, career-oriented…

US Government Accountability Office highlights ICI research in report on competitive integrated employment

US Government Accountability Office highlights ICI research in report on competitive integrated employment

September 30th, 2021

Competitive integrated employment (CIE) is employment that pays employees at or above minimum wage and is performed in integrated settings, among people with and without disabilities. It is still legal in many states for employers to pay people with…

Become a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Leader with our Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training!

Become a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Leader with our Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training!

September 28th, 2021

In partnership with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI), the ICI is proud to announce the Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training…

Get the Facts: Managing resources to help youth with disabilities transition from school to employment

Get the Facts: Managing resources to help youth with disabilities transition from school to employment

August 18th, 2021

Employment First Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) has released a series of fact sheets for family members and support providers of youth with disabilities who are transitioning to competitive integrated employment. Get…