Feature Issue on Transition in a Global Context for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

College of Direct Support Turns 20

The Research and Training Center on Community Living at the Institute on Community Integration is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its College of Direct Support, a critical partner for service providers as they navigate high staff turnover rates that have worsened in the global pandemic.

Launched in 2002 when on-demand learning was in its infancy, CDS has produced critical tools for recruitment, training, and retention of direct support professionals (DSPs). To learn more, go to www.directcourseonline.com .

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Volume 35, Number 2 | Fall 2022

Feature Issue: Transition in a Global Context for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Issue Editors:

Brian Abery, Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Jan Šiška, Charles University and University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Roger J. Stancliffe, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Renáta Tichá, Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Managing Editor: Janet Stewart

Graphic Designer: Sarah Curtner

Web Developers: Shawn Lawler, Jonathon Walz

Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment (RTC), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. It is supported, in part, by Grant #90DDUC0070 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the Institute; and Grant #90RTCP0003 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), HHS, to the RTC. Additional support for this issue was provided by Grant #T73MC12835 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HHS, to the Minnesota LEND.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Centers or University. The content does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Health and Human Services, or Department of Education, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.

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The University of Minnesota stands on Miní Sóta Makhóčhe, the rightful homelands of the Dakhóta Oyáte. We recognize the U.S. did not uphold its end of these land treaties. It is the current and continued displacement of the Dakhóta Oyáte that allows the University to remain today.

Ongoing oppression and discrimination in the United States has led to significant trauma for many people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other oppressed persons. At ICI, we affirm our commitment to address systemic racism, ableism and all other inequalities and forms of oppression to ensure inclusive communities.