• Interdisciplinary Education Director
  • ICI Education Specialist 3
Email
dosch018@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-301-3438
Address
Inst on Community Integration
Room 204B PtH [map]
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Rebecca Dosch Brown serves ICI as an Interdisciplinary Education Director under the Education Specialist 3 job classification. In this role, she helps develop interdisciplinary courses and spurs innovative research and training collaborations with UMN campus and community partners. She is also a faculty-mentor under the Family discipline for the Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (MNLEND) program. For MNLEND, she directs MNLEND data analyses, reporting and quality improvement (QI) efforts, especially in equity and inclusion. Rebecca also directs the UMN Disability Policy and Services graduate certificate programand leads its core course, OLPD 5356 for ICI.

Rebecca came to ICI in 2015 after 20+ years in higher education as a lecturer, teacher trainer, editor, and adviser both overseas and stateside. She is currently a PhD candidate in the UMN Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with a focus on youth policy at the intersection of race and disability. She is also the parent and active ally of her adult son who has a diagnosis of autism. 

Rebecca contributes to other ICI leadership initiatives and community and research-based projects. She serves as an ICI Art For All (inclusive art) committee member and on the ICI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workgroup, which advises in all areas of the ICI Strategic Plan. She has successfully written and co-written funded grants for the MNLEND program and the AUCD Disability Diversity Fellowship program. Most recently, she co-wrote an awarded grant, Project SCOPE, to train interdisciplinary professionals across Minnesota to better support families and kinship networks who are raising children exposed in utero to opioids and polysubstances. Her work goal is to co-design and participate in transformative anti-ableist and anti-racist efforts, so as to build a more inclusive and just world for all.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Projects

Project

Research and Training Center on Community Living Diversity Fellowships

Aims to (1) increase the knowledge and capacity of disability within a community-based organization (CBO) that serves diverse and/or underrepresented families, and (2) inform ICI about how to…

Project

Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion

The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, connects artists with disabilities with organizations throughout the Twin Cities…

Project

Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC-CL is…

Project

Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Prepares future leaders who will serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NDDs), and their families in healthcare, education, human…

Products

Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (MNLEND) Website

A website presenting the program's training for future leaders who will serve children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities and their families in health care, education, human services,...

Published: 2011

Topics

  • Community life
    • Civil rights
      • Community supports and services
        • Friendships and social relationships
          • Parenting and family relationships
            • Person-centered planning and practices
              • Positive behavior support
                • Recreation and leisure
                  • Self-advocacy and self-determination
                    • Social inclusion
                      • Support coordination and case management
                      • Culture and diversity
                        • Cultural competence
                          • English language learners (ELLs)
                            • Immigrants
                              • International initiatives
                                • Other cultural groups
                                  • Women
                                  • Direct support workforce
                                    • Retention and recruitment
                                      • Supervision and mentoring
                                        • Training
                                        • Early education and development
                                          • Early childhood education
                                            • Family engagement
                                            • Housing and residential services
                                              • Family supports/in-home services
                                                • Institutions and deinstitutionalization
                                                • Specific disability
                                                  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                                                    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                                      • Mental health and/or chemical dependency
                                                      • Specific life stage
                                                        • Adolescents and young adults
                                                          • Adults
                                                            • Children
                                                              • Early childhood

                                                              Activities

                                                              • Dissemination
                                                                • Outreach
                                                                  • Research
                                                                    • Technical assistance
                                                                      • Training and professional development