Areas of Emphasis

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Building a rewarding career in the community should be an expectation for all citizens. With support and planning, people with significant disabilities can thrive in the workplace.

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From pre-K through university, schools are engaging and involving students with a range of disabilities. By building skills early, young people can exit high school prepared to pursue higher education and find jobs that match their interests.

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Community Life

Outside of work and school, people with disabilities are involved in a wide range of activities that make up a satisfying life. Whether it’s volunteering at a music festival, getting involved with a faith community, or attending a sports event, there’s much more to life than a job.

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Health Care

Accessing quality health care enables us to live productively and to receive support when facing mental, behavioral, or physical challenges. For people with disabilities, equitable health care can require additional advocacy and planning.

New at ICI

2021-22 Barbara Wilensky Gopen Memorial Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications The Gopen Fellowship is a one year, part-time work and learning opportunity for an individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. It allows an individual to work independently on a self- designed project…

The 2021-22 Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Network: Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston Children’s Hospital (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) E.K…

Meet the Players: Bios for Upcoming Webinar on Employment

The ICI is pleased to offer the U.S. — Japan Business Leadership Institute on Youth Disability Employment Webinar Series! The first webinar, How Do We Access Employment? Japanese and American College Students and Young Professionals with Disabilities…