John joined the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) in 2008 and is currently working on the state systems research and evaluation team. John’s work at the ICI has included the Florida EmployMEFirst project and the State Employment Leadership Network. From 2011 – 2012, he was awarded a Switzer research fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Funded by this fellowship, he examined the roles that siblings play in supporting employment for people with I/DD. John earned his PhD in disability studies while working in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago.