U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Project: Developing Systems to Support the Employment and Community Inclusion of Young Adults with Disabilities

Creates virtual and in-person platforms for dialogues between professionals and parents who support young adults with disabilities in Russia and the U.S. The goal is to develop opportunities and strategies for inclusive community employment and living (independent or semi-independent housing and community participation/ leisure activities) for young adults with disabilities in both countries. The collaboration will include electronic exchanges on inclusive community employment and living. There will be dual person-to-person exchanges between Russia and the U.S. (including conferences in each country) and dialogues about how culture affects community inclusion in both countries. The project will form learning communities to serve as resources for successful transition approaches and strategies, author a guide outlining key practical steps for inclusive employment and community living, and create online modules on these areas that will be available in both countries.

This project is new within ICI.