ICI publications by Institute for Community Inclusion

Kerry, Lynch, Tierney Announce UMASS Boston to Receive $3.7 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs in Lynn

Senator John Kerry and Congressmen Stephen Lynch and John Tierney today announced that the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion, Early Childhood will receive $3,763,701 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Reading First Program. (9/2009)

Press Release: ICI Director William Kiernan testified before a Senate employment subcommittee on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Press Release: ICI Director William Kiernan testified before a Senate employment subcommittee on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). (7/2009)

From the Field

By combining financial resources, the Minnesota Rehabilitation Services and Department of Mental Health created the Coordinated Employability Projects to expand employment services for people with mental illnesses. Two members of the team discuss the value of this collaboration and present challenges, strategies, and outcomes that have strengthened activities between their two agencies. (5/2003)

Practicing Comprehensive Care: A Physician's Operations Manual for Implementing a Medical Home for Children with Special Health Care Needs

This manual offers practical advice and suggestions to help pediatric offices serve children with special health care needs. (1/2000)

Transition Age Special Education Students and SSI: What Parents Should Know

SSI is an income support program that provides monthly payments to persons with disabilities who have limited income and resources. The brief provides information on initial eligibility, age 18 redetermination, and work incentives. (10/1999)

Barriers to Transition Planning for Parents of Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs

An examination of the transition planning experiences and concerns of family members of young adults with special health care needs. (12/1998)

Employing People with Disabilities: Small Business Concerns and Recommendations

Survey results from Massachusetts small businesses regarding hiring and employing people with disabilities. (8/1998)

Bridges to Inclusion: Supports for Youth At-Risk with Disabilities

This brief reports what ICI learned during a collaborative project with Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston-based agency that serves runaway, homeless, and other at-risk youth. The collaboration included research, staff training, youth training, and case consultation. (7/1998)

More Like a Dance: Whole Life Planning for People with Disabilities

A useful reference on using person-centered planning to assist young adults in making the transition from school to adulthood. This system emphasizes the involvement of family, friends, and community members, with the student driving the process. The video shows the whole life planning process in action by depicting key aspects of the process and the experiences of three students.

The Institute for Community Inclusion to Partner with the Duskin Ainowa Foundation in Japan

he Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMass Boston is partnering with the Duskin Ainowa Foundation in Japan to launch a five-month intensive disability leadership training program for Japanese people with disabilities, ages 18–35.

Massachusetts Launches the Disability Program Navigator Initiative

This March ICI debuted a newsletter for Massachusetts disability, employment, and workforce professionals. It can be hard to find time to exchange resources and collaborate. MassWorks has information we hope will help you do your job. The first issue highlights the new disability program navigator initiative at Career Centers. (3/2004)

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities