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LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

LEND Program Seeks Persons With Lived Experience for 9 Month Fellowship

May 12th, 2022

The LEND Program is seeking Persons With Disabilities (PWD) with an interest in advocacy and mentorship to take part in the LEND fellowship that runs from September 2022 - May 2023. Massachusetts residents, age 23 and older with a developmental or…

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

This February, Celebrate and Learn about Black History in Boston

February 7th, 2022

We are kicking of the month by exploring Black History in Boston. Take some time this month to learn about The William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at UMass Boston, established in 1984 to address the concerns of Black…

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement fellowship program for emerging leaders in Africa

ICI launches new inclusive civic engagement fellowship program for emerging leaders in Africa

February 3rd, 2022

With funding from the US Department of State, the Institute for Community Inclusion (CI) at UMass Boston is partnering with Humanity & Inclusion to announce a new professional program for the next generation of African disability leaders committed to…

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transition Leadership Program

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transition Leadership Program

February 2nd, 2022

The ICI’s Transition Leadership Program (TLP) prepares current and prospective special educators, guidance counselors, school social workers, rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals to help students with disabilities focus on employment…

Inclusive Transportation Planning: ICI staff attend Community Transportation Association of America Conference

Inclusive Transportation Planning: ICI staff attend Community Transportation Association of America Conference

December 21st, 2021

This year’s annual Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Conference in Richmond, VA featured speakers and sessions about innovative technology, workforce development, communication strategies, funding, and regulations for community…

ICI and Executive Office of Elder Affairs partner to offer community-based home care training online

ICI and Executive Office of Elder Affairs partner to offer community-based home care training online

December 21st, 2021

The Institute for Community Inclusion has been working with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to expand the workforce of community-based home care workers in Massachusetts. This year, we launched the online Personal and Home Care Aide State…

New Briefs, Video, & Resources about Guardianship Alternatives and Transfer-of-Rights

New Briefs, Video, & Resources about Guardianship Alternatives and Transfer-of-Rights

December 21st, 2021

ICI’s Guardianship Alternatives and Transfer-of-Rights (GATOR) project has published four new resources on alternatives to guardianship for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Guardianship takes away a person’s legal right…

New GATOR Triad Study in January 2022

New GATOR Triad Study in January 2022

December 20th, 2021

Next month, staff from the Guardianship Alternatives and Transfer of Rights (GATOR) project, in partnership with Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) and the Self Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS), will be launching a new…