The University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service is one of 67 centers across the country funded by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

UCONN UCEDD Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Connecticut with Disabilities are valued citizens with opportunities and supports that allow them to be fully included, independent, productive and contributing members of society. Emphasis Areas: To enhance informed choice and supported decision making by Connecticut Citizens with Disabilities so that they may achieve quality of life.

To provide interdisciplinary leadership through the core functions on evidenced based practices and policies to ensure all of Connecticut Citizens with Disabilities and their families fully participate in all facets of community life.

Core Values
We believe that all individuals (with and without developmental and other disabilities) have equal rights to a life that includes: Dignity, presumed competence, and culturally sensitive supports and services Access, inclusion and a sense of belonging in all facets of community life Family and person centered planning, especially through life transitions Informed choice and supported decision making to achieve full participation and a quality life Interdisciplinary evidenced based supports and services.


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