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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service for the State of Illinois
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) is the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) for the State of Illinois. Our mission is to promote the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society.
We conduct research and disseminate information about disability to academicians, policymakers, businesses, government agencies, service providers and the general public. We also provide clinical and community services and offer interdisciplinary pre-service training.
2020 Annual Report
The DHD/IDHD Annual Report highlights the remarkable ways that our students, alumni, faculty, and staff adapted and rose to the challenges of the pandemic through our academic, research, and service programs. New initiatives include the virtual adaptation of our academic programs, funded research and training projects, and the opening of a new clinical program. The report also presents the latest research findings and publications.
We serve as a bridge between UIC and the community in our state and beyond
We are unique as we are the only UCEDD that is also an academic department. We are the research and public service arm of the Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.
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67 We’re part of a national network of 67 UCEDDs (there’s at least one in every U.S. state and territory)
Values We emphasize the values of cultural diversity, consumer choice, and self-determination across the lifespan in all of our activities