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October is Disability Employment Month!

October is Disability Employment Month!

October 19th, 2021

Employment is more than just work. For many people with and without disabilities, employment is about dignity, respect, independence, and inclusion. The ICI advocates for the full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream workforce…

SELN reflects on the past 18 months at virtual policy meeting with member states

SELN reflects on the past 18 months at virtual policy meeting with member states

October 14th, 2021

Last week, ICI’s State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) hosted their virtual annual policy meeting with 24 member states and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS). Experts and advocates from…

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT): A dynamic approach to consumer-responsive VR services

Inclusion Illuminated: The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT): A dynamic approach to consumer-responsive VR services

October 6th, 2021

The Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Training (TRLT) is a training program for current and aspiring leaders in vocational rehabilitation (VR). The goal of the TRLT is leadership enhancement that results in inclusive, career-oriented…

US Government Accountability Office highlights ICI research in report on competitive integrated employment

US Government Accountability Office highlights ICI research in report on competitive integrated employment

September 30th, 2021

Competitive integrated employment (CIE) is employment that pays employees at or above minimum wage and is performed in integrated settings, among people with and without disabilities. It is still legal in many states for employers to pay people with…

Become a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Leader with our Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training!

Become a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Leader with our Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training!

September 28th, 2021

In partnership with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI), the ICI is proud to announce the Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training…

Get the Facts: Managing resources to help youth with disabilities transition from school to employment

Get the Facts: Managing resources to help youth with disabilities transition from school to employment

August 18th, 2021

Employment First Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) has released a series of fact sheets for family members and support providers of youth with disabilities who are transitioning to competitive integrated employment. Get…

New Article in Journal of Rehabilitation

New Article in Journal of Rehabilitation

August 18th, 2021

ICI researchers involved in Think College’s RRTC on VR Practices and Youth recently published an article in the Journal of Rehabilitation titled, “Case Studies of Effective Partnerships between Institutions of Higher Education Enrolling Students with…

SELN kicks off membership year 16!

SELN kicks off membership year 16!

August 18th, 2021

July 2021 signals the start of the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) membership year 16! Founded in 2006, this collaborative effort is jointly managed by the ICI and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities…