Allison Cohen Hall


Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

About Allison Cohen Hall

Allison Cohen Hall, Senior Research Associate/ Project Manager, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston. Allison has been a researcher at ICI since 2000. She focuses her work on employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Allison led the research that culminated in the Higher-Performing States Model, which is used as a technical assistance framework to promote employment in over 30 states. She currently is the principal investigator on a project that addresses family engagement, guardianship, and transition outcomes for youth with IDD. She maintains close ties with the self-advocacy community and supports individuals with IDD to participate in meaningful roles in the research process.

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