Diversity & disabilityThe 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
Gender Differences in Individual Employment outcomes of People with Developmental Disabilities
Research to Practice Brief, March 2008, Issue 46
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.
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.
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.
Newsletter from Family SupportNet, an ICI project that helped people with disabilities and their families from diverse communities to access resources online.