Inclusion and Communication Initiatives (formerly the Institute on Communication and Inclusion) at Syracuse University is an active research, training, and support center, and the nation’s leading resource for information about communication and inclusion for individuals who type to communicate. We conduct and disseminate cutting-edge research, and share the latest from scholars at other universities and research centers.

Training Services and Workshops

The ICI hosts events such as introductory and in-depth workshops, skill building sessions, evaluations as well as a staffed practice room to support typers and facilitators.

Advocacy and Community

The ICI promotes advocacy and community building, providing a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for practice and skill development. We also invite all persons who type to communicate, their mentors/family members, and professionals to participate in our virtual meetups and to join in the conversation on the ICI Blog or Join our closed ICI typers Facebook Group. Submit posts to

Join us: AutCom Webinar:  A Very Sibling Thing:  Growing Up with an Autistic Sibling

Flyer announcing the webinar, including AutCom logo (red hand-held torch of justice) and photos of presenters. Text: AutCom Presents: Free Online Webinar: A Very Sibling Thing: Growing Up with an Autistic Sibling – Saturday, November 4, 2023. Register now. Registration in Advance is Required. 11:00am-1:00pm ET / 10:00am-12:pm CT / 9:00am-11:00am MT / 8:00-10:00am PT. Photo of moderator Maxfield Sparrow, Autistic self-advocate, peer support group facilitator, author. Photos of panelists: Susmita Kurup, Sean Burke, Debra Karhson, Alan Kurtz, Shehime Arshad, Shergul Arshad.

You are invited to the third in AutCom’s 2023 webinar series on Zoom!  Attendance is free, but registration in advance is required.  Join moderator Maxfield Sparrow and a diverse panel of adult siblings of autistics.  Panelists will respond to a series of questions, discuss, and answer questions from attendees, as time permits.  Panelists:  Susmita Kurup, Sean Burke, Debra Karhson, Alan Kurtz, Shehime Arshad, Shergul Arshad

When: Nov 4, 2023 11:00am-1:00pm ET / 10:00am-12:00pm CT / 9:00-11:00am MT / 8:00-10:00am PT (US/Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar at this link:


Technical Assistance

The ICI provides evaluation, consultation, and assistance to families, school districts, and related service agencies to support access to communication and education for individuals with complex needs. Contact us for additional information.

Contact Us

Inclusion and Communication Initiatives
330 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-2340

Phone: 315.443.9379

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