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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.

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Upcoming Events

August 8th – 11th – ECPC – Intensive TA Leadership Institute: CSPD
October 12, 2022  2022 Candidates Forum on Disability Issues   3:00-7:00 PM  Reception from 7:00-8:00 PM


Current News

The Inclusion Notebook: Problem Solving in the Classroom and Community (Fall 2021)

In the Fall 2019 Issue of The Inclusion Notebook: Problem Solving in the Classroom and Community (TIN), we focused on Think College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities as another option for family members to consider (Vol. 1, Issue 1). In the Fall 2021 issue, we address considerations for ALL students with disabilities who want to pursue ANY type of postsecondary education.
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