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The University of Connecticut’s A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities was founded in 1985 and is one of 67 national University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities (UCEDD). We engage in innovative disability related research, training, and technical assistance to bring about societal change. We are leaders in developing and supporting the advancement of systems, policies and programs that improve quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. We have committed ourselves to the belief that education is a powerful force for positive change.
What We Do
This virtual series is especially designed for teenagers and young adults with disabilities who may bring friends or support. The goal is to expose them to the range of adult roles and responsibilities and encourage them to develop their vision for a good inclusive life in their communities. Continue reading
The Connecticut Supported Decision-Making Coalition was established to provide information about supported decision-making to students and adults with disabilities, caregivers, families, educators, policymakers, and anyone interested in supporting the autonomy of adults with disabilities. Continue reading
Two different surveys were conducted that focused on the needs of families with children with disabilities as a result of COVID-19, as well as concerns parents had about the impact of COVID-19 on their child’s development. Continue reading