In November of 2015, the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration reflected on their 30 years of innovation, collaboration, & influence. Narrated by Cathy Wurzer, this video Includes interviews with past and present staff, community leaders, and allies in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. View the short version of the video below (5 minutes) or watch the full 14-minute video on YouTube.
Welcome to the Institute on Community Integration. We are a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country.
As a UCEDD, the Institute is funded under the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federal law provides funding to several other Minnesota organizations: the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
At the Institute, we believe that all persons with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities should live as valued members of local communities. Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, we improve policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice.
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