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Institute for Community Inclusion

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Institute for Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) is a research and training institute that promotes the full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of society. We do this through training, research, consultation, and clinical and employment services. Our projects increase disability inclusion throughout New England, across the United States, and internationally.

The ICI is a program of UMass Boston and Boston Children’s Hospital. We are part of the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Some of our key projects include:

  • Think College: College options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • ExploreVR: A data hub for research related to vocational rehabilitation.
  • The SGA Project: Dedicated to improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities receiving Social Security Disability Income benefits.
  • The LEND Program at Boston Children's Hospital: Training health professionals and families to support children and youth with developmental disabilities.
  • Inclusive Health Care: An online and in-person training to help hospital staff communicate with and accommodate all patients, including those with disabilities.

These are only a small sample of our work. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter to learn more about what we do.