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About William Kiernan

William Kiernan is the director of the Institute for Community Inclusion and a research professor in the Graduate College of Education and the McCormack School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Kiernan has served in a variety of capacities at ICI for 30 years at Children's Hospital Boston, and has been a university faculty member for over two decades.
Dr. Kiernan has broad experience developing and implementing training and model demonstration projects in integrated employment, inclusive education, recreation, transition, and systems change. He has worked extensively with the public and private employment and training systems at the state and national levels.
Dr. Kiernan has served as an international consultant in seven countries and provided training and technical assistance in more than 45 states. Dr. Kiernan holds several national offices in professional and advocacy groups, including current president of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and past president of the American Association on Mental Retardation (now the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). He is the author of six books and more than 125 articles and reports, emphasizing employment and public policy development in adult services, and is considered a national expert on the subject.

Positions

Present Director, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Present Professor, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Present Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts Boston
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