What is Community Integration?

Community integration is giving an individual with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities the opportunity to live a normal life in the community. The goal is not merely living in the community, it is the pursuit of belonging in the community. To live, to work, to play, and participate alongside the people in the community. Community Integration is the pursuit of belonging.

Watch Jack's video to see an excellent example of naturally occurring community integration.

Additional resources and links

Institute on Community Integration (ICI) www.ici.umn.edu

AAIDD www.aamr.org

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