Profile of the Institute on Community Integration


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Profile of the Institute on Community Integration, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Located within the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, the Institute’s mission is to improve the community services and social support available to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, and their families, throughout the United States and abroad. They fulfill this mission through research, professional training, technical assistance, and publishing activities.

  • The Institute on Community Integration website. This site contains information and resources on ICI’s projects and centers, including the Research and Training Center on Community Living, the National Center on Educational Outcomes, the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, the North Central Regional Resource Center, Partners for Accessible Reading Assignments, and the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring.
  • The Association of University Centers on Disabilities. AUCD is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
  • The College of Direct Support. The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a web-based learning management system available 24 hours a day, seven day a week, for learners to improve their skills in supporting for people across disabilities. The training curriculum is infused with a set of values and skill standards to train Direct Support Professionals and their supervisors and managers as they support people in community-based settings. Values such as inclusion, honored rights, leading self-determined lives and ethical, values-based treatment, among others, are at the core of CDS training and our mission.

DVD copies are available free of charge.

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Link to ICI Profile page

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  • Publications Office
  • 109 Pattee Hall
  • 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455
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