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Meet the Players: Bios for Upcoming Webinar on Employment

February 4th, 2021

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…

ICI’s College of Employment Services and Supplement Curriculum Recertified by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)

January 28th, 2021

The College of Employment Services (CES), on-line curriculum and instructor led supplement was one again approved for certification by the Association of Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). The College of Employment Services is developed by the staff at…

Apply today for State Technical Assistance for Alternatives to Guardianship for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

January 28th, 2021

The Center for Youth Voice/Youth Choice (CYVYC) National Resource Center at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) announces an opportunity for states to apply to participate in a Community of Practice on Alternatives to Guardianship for Youth…

The U.S. — Japan Business Leadership Institute on Youth Disability Employment — Webinar Series

January 13th, 2021

This year, the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston (ICI) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) will present a 5-part webinar series featuring U.S.–Japan panels with business leaders, educators…

New DataNote Examines Pre-Employment Transition Services

December 22nd, 2020

This DataNote looks at how many students with intellectual disabilities who applied for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services received pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and their employment outcomes. Of the 45,110 people with…

Testing Promising VR Innovations: Special Journal Issue Explores the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project Demonstration

December 22nd, 2020

A special issue of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation highlights the innovative work of researchers at the ICI and Mathematica Policy Institute on the Substantial Gainful Activity Project (SGA Project). The SGA Project, which is funded by the…

ICI Staffer Named October 2020 Innovation Award Winner

November 14th, 2020

Congratulations to ICI’s Allison Cohen Hall! Allison was named the October 2020 Innovation Award Winner by Charting the LifeCourse Nexus located at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Allison accepted this award on behalf of the research team…

Dr. Amy Szarkowski (MA LEND/UMass Boston UCEDD) leads publication in Pediatrics on Pragmatics in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

November 13th, 2020

Much attention is given to language development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Yet the social use of language can remain challenging, even amongst DHH children who are developing solid language skills (whether through sign…