Institute for Community Inclusion

Contact Information

UMass Boston

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-287-4300


View the Institute for Community Inclusion website

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Some specific project activities take place at nontraditional hours.

Additional Locations: Children’s Hospital at 300 Longwood Ave, Boston

Organization Narrative

Institute for Community Inclusion , a University Center for Excellence for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), is at the University of Massachusetts Boston & Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Key Interest Areas:

  • employing people with disabilities in community settings
  • supporting children and young adults with special health care needs
  • accessing general education and transition from school- to adult-life
  • expanding local recreation and school activities to include people with disabilities
  • promoting technology that aids participation in school/community/work activities
  • building organizations’ ability to serve culturally-diverse people with disabilities
  • examining the impact of national- and state-policies on people with disabilities and their families

Population(s) Served

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  • training & service
  • technical assistance & consultation
  • teaching
  • clinical services
  • job development
  • research
  • policy development
  • cultural competency
  • training
  • inclusive national and community service
  • transition from school to adult life
  • teacher¬†education in vision impairments
  • state- and local-agency collaborations and partnerships
  • diversity and disability
  • universal design
  • children and youth with special health care needs
  • interdisciplinary leadership training
  • community employment and workforce development activities
  • self-determination
  • employer partnerships
  • and Web usability and accessibility issues.

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