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Diversity & disability

The service system has traditionally faced challenges connecting to people with disabilities from immigrant and minority communities. ICI projects and publications focus on ways to build relationships and develop services that are culturally sensitive, respectful, and effective.

Publications related to Diversity & disability

The National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers, FY2004-2005 Report 2

Gender Differences in Individual Employment outcomes of People with Developmental Disabilities

Research to Practice Brief, March 2008, Issue 46

Developing Community Partnerships to Reach Underserved Diverse Populations

MassWorks 2

This issue of MassWorks highlights an innovative approach to enhancing services for individuals from diverse communities. Community partnerships can provide a unique opportunity to improve services for individuals from diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

Making Networking Easier for Job Seekers: A Guide

Institute Brief 20

Networking is considered the most effective way to find a good job. However, sometimes people find networking difficult. This brief addresses common reasons why people might not be comfortable and offers possible solutions. Particular concern is paid to differences between cultures.

Job Networking in Diverse Communities

Research to Practice 37

While individuals with disabilities face many obstacles when seeking employment, there are usually additional challenges for those from diverse cultures. To address this issue, ICI formed partnerships with community immigrant organizations to teach networking techniques to job seekers.

Family SupportNet News: Issue 3


Newsletter from Family SupportNet, an ICI project that helped people with disabilities and their families from diverse communities to access resources online.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities