About the Integrated Community Project

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The Integrated Community Project (ICP) works to increase the capacity of people with disabilities to become completely engaged in their communities. In order to do this, the ICP worked initially in three selected counties, Bergen, Camden, and Ocean, assessing communities’ current successes and opportunities to grow their community integration, involvement and engagement.

The project was guided by Leadership Teams in all three counties that built on the expertise of individuals with lived experience with a variety of disabilities and barriers and organizational leaders that support them. The ICP included the development of Self-Assessment for Municipalities and an ICP Toolkit For Municipalities. With leadership from individuals with disabilities and those who work to support them, communities can continue to make decisions to move toward full inclusivity of and understanding of the potential of people of all abilities.

ICP Toolkit For Municipalities

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The Integrated Community Project (ICP) Toolkit For Municipalities is a new resource designed to help local communities to increase their community involvement for individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, mental illness, in substance abuse recovery, who are aging, and/or who have experienced homelessness. The Toolkit is a comprehensive set of resources, best practices, and strategies for municipalities and community leaders to better engage people with disabilities and barriers in every aspect of community life.

Click here to access a press release for the ICP Toolkit For Municipalities.

ICP Video

The Integrated Community Project (ICP) has created a short video featuring the voices of people with lived experience sharing how they feel when they are not, and just as importantly, when they are, involved in their communities.  Please take a few minutes to learn more about the lived experience that guides the work of the ICP.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the ICP video project.
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This initiative was funded by an Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.