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College Prep/ICI staff have decades of experience teaching, counseling, and supporting young people with disabilities. We strongly believe in the concept of self-determination and allowing individuals with disabilities to freely participate in educational, vocational, and social settings of their choice. Because we are based at the University of Minnesota, College Prep/ICI staff have access to expertise and resources that reach across disciplines.
Joe Timmons has worked with adolescents and adults with disabilities in rehabilitation and educational settings for over 25 years. Since 2002, he has worked at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota where he does research and provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations focusing on academics and assessment, work and careers, mentoring, and the transition from secondary to postsecondary school settings. Joe has a master's degree in rehabilitation teaching and is currently completing coursework for a master’s degree in social work.
Lori Sedlezky has worked in the field of disabilities for 17 years and has been at ICI for 8 years. Besides her work with College Prep/ICI, Lori is the Director of Outreach and Training at ICI’s Research and Training Center on Community Living. She has worked in leadership positions in both residential and vocational services and specializes in the area of supports and services to adults with disabilities. She has co-authored numerous papers and book chapters as well presented on various topics related to disabilities and workforce development at national and state conferences. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota.