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New Resources from Think College about Paying for College, Peer Mentor Models, and More!

New Resources from Think College about Paying for College, Peer Mentor Models, and More!

July 28th, 2022

The ICI’s Think College team has recently published several new resources about improving postsecondary outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID). This year, Think College met to refine their mission and goals for all Think College…

Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice Welcomes Five New State Teams in Its National Community of Practice on Alternatives to Guardianship

Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice Welcomes Five New State Teams in Its National Community of Practice on Alternatives to Guardianship

July 19th, 2022

The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC) is a resource center for youth with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD). CYVYC provides technical assistance to state teams from across the US to promote alternatives to guardianship, so…

July is Disability Pride Month!

July is Disability Pride Month!

July 18th, 2022

Disability pride month is a celebration of disability identity, history, resilience, and joy. Boston held the first Disability Pride Day and parade in 1990, following the legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn about disability…

ICI and SGISD Staff Presented at APSE Conference Last Month

ICI and SGISD Staff Presented at APSE Conference Last Month

July 13th, 2022

On June 14–16, several ICI and SGISD staff attended and presented at the National Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Conference in Denver, CO. The theme of this year’s conference was Moving Mountains Together. Alberto Migliore…

Congratulations to our 2022 LEND Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2022 LEND Graduates!

July 11th, 2022

This year, 25 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) fellows graduated from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) and Boston Children’s Hospital LEND program. LEND fellows are self-advocates, family members…

Apply today for the ICI’s Gopen and Crocker Disability Fellowships!

Apply today for the ICI’s Gopen and Crocker Disability Fellowships!

June 28th, 2022

Our Barbara Wilensky Gopen Memorial Fellowship and Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship are part-time fellowship programs. Fellows work independently for 20 hours per week on projects of their choice and attend trainings and events to learn about…

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

June 21st, 2022

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! As we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + (LGBTQ+) Pride Month in June 2022, we must acknowledge disabled LGBTQ+ advocates who have fought and are still fighting for justice at the intersections of…

ICI’s Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown accepted to the US-Japan Council as a Council Leader

ICI’s Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown accepted to the US-Japan Council as a Council Leader

June 15th, 2022

Join us in congratulating Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown for having been nominated and accepted to the US-Japan Council (USJC) as a Council Leader! Only highly accomplished professionals with significant experience in fulfilling the USJC’s mission are…