Pop Quiz: Looking Back at 2013 at ICI
There were numerous highlights at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) in 2013. We put 10 of them in a quiz looking back at the year. How many answers do you know? See the bottom of the page for the answers (no peeking!). Ready? Set. Go!
- Which ICI project about autism was the subject of over 50 news stories nationwide in December 2013?
- The Minnesota Historical Society was one of the funders of a book project at ICI this past year. What is the book about?
- What ICI project, launched a year ago, is creating a model of support for juvenile offenders with disabilities transitioning from juvenile justice facilities into education, employment, and community programs?
- In July, ICI’s federal funding as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities was renewed for five more years. In what year was it first funded?
- The MN LEND became an Affiliated Center of ICI in 2013. What is “MN LEND”?
- In October, federal funding for the Institute’s Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) was renewed for another five years. For how many years has it been going?
- What ICI project, begun this past year, is looking at ways to more fully equip faith communities to assist members with disabilities in finding and keeping employment?
- What do the following 2013 conferences have in common: Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, School Social Work Association of America Annual Conference, Wyoming Native American Education Conference, and Minnesota Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference?
- This past fall, the College of Recovery and Community Inclusion became the fourth online college in a suite of curricula for training Direct Support Professionals that is operated by RTC and Elsevier. What is the suite called?
- How many ICI staffers earned academic degrees in 2013?
Answers: (1) The Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project, which released its findings in December (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/dec13.html); (2) Minnesota’s landmark 1957 special education law, one of the first of its kind in the nation (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/jun13.html); (3) Making a Map: Finding My Way Back, directed by Jean Ness (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/jan13.html); (4) 1985 (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/jul13.html); (5) Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (see http://lend.umn.edu); (6) It began its 26th year in 2013 (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/oct13.html); (7) Putting Faith to Work, directed by Derek Nord (see http://ici.umn.edu/news/fyi/apr13.html); (8) They were four of the many conferences at which ICI staff made over 100 presentations this year; (9) DirectCourse (see http://directcourseonline.com); (10) Five. They were Maureen Hawes, Ph.D; Brett Nelson, BA; Angie Pohl, Ph.D; Jen Reinke, Ph.D; and Joe Timmons, MSW.