Creates an infrastructure to grow and develop ongoing community engagement, and to facilitate new initiatives and promote engaged learning on community based action research. In doing so, ICI hopes to broaden its ecological perspectives on effective community based engagement and community based research. Understanding the importance of early intervention in local cultural and linguistically diverse communities, the work of the ICI ultimately aims to develop community leaders to engage the community around Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

This project was archived on 2019-08-27T00:00:00.000-05:00

Kelly Nye-Lengerman PhD
Kelly Nye-Lengerman PhD
Office for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota


Amy N Esler PhD :: Co-director of clinics at Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

David R Johnson PhD :: Professor

Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration

Jennifer A Hall-Lande :: Research Associate


  • Culture and diversity
    • English language learners (ELLs)
    • Other cultural groups
    • Somalis
  • Specific disability
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)


  • Outreach