Center on Disability Studies

Promoting Diverse Abilities Across the Lifespan​

About CDS


CDS is a UH Board of Regents approved research center and a charter member of the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD).


To promote diverse abilities across the lifespan through interdisciplinary training, research, and service.


The three goals include: Education & Early Intervention, Employment, & Community Living.

Featured Projects

With over 15 ongoing grants and contracts, learn more about these highlighted projects. 

Project Hōkūlani - A star and full canoe of people paddling together
Current Project

Project Hōkūlani

Project Hōkūlani Project Dates: 2020 – 2023 Funded by: US Department of Education About The overarching goal is to create a seamless and supportive STEM

TEAMS - Grow your potential in science
Current Project

Project TEAMS

Project Twice Exceptional students Achieving and Matriculating in STEM (TEAMS) Project Dates: 2014 – 2021 Funded by: US Department of Education About The goal of

Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center
Current Project

Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center

Hawai’i Statewide Family Engagement Center Project Dates: 2018 – 2023 Funded by: The US Department of Education – Office of Elementary and Secondary Education About

Jobs Now
Current Project

Jobs Now Partnership

Jobs Now Partnership Project Dates: 2016 – 2021 Funded by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living About JNP is developing

BEAM - Be A Mathematician
Current Project

BE A Mathematician (BEAM)

BE A Mathematician (BEAM) Project Dates: 2017 – 2022 Funded by: US Department of Education, Gifted and Talented Education Program About The goal of the

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