Center on Disability Studies


In collaboration with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and other stakeholders, the CDS has identified three goals:

Education and Early Intervention

Increase the capacity of professionals and parents to guide children and youth with disabilities to have successful, goal-oriented experiences.


Increase the capacity of family members and advocates, professionals, and employers to assist young people with developmental/intellectual disabilities to achieve postsecondary education and/or employment in integrated settings at a competitive wage.

Community Living

Provide individuals with significant disabilities the opportunity to live in the community and strengthen their self-confidence/self-determination, well-being, and independence.