Continuing Education and Community Training

Promoting lifelong learning and engagement

To promote our culture of innovation and involvement, we offer continuing education for professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills related to disability. Our community education events are perfect for individuals interested in learning more about disability.

Events and training

We strive to bring educational resources into the community for all people to learn and grow in their knowledge and skills.  Our community education events draw on the experiences of people in attendance, and provide expert knowledge and resources from educators who lead the training and workshops. Our topics for community education are based on the needs of community members.

Frequently requested training topics

  • Sexuality and relationships
  • Family support
  • Sibling support
  • Self-advocacy and self-determination
  • Assistive technology
  • Aging for people with I/DD

Audio Conferences and Webinars

The IDHD Webinar series shares the latest in cutting edge research, practice, and policy from experts on a range of topics related to disability.  The series includes quarterly webinars, CEU offerings, and is open to requests for topics.

The IDHD and TAP Autism Webinar Series discusses many aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder, interventions and strategies to enhance quality of life, and important information on the systems that impact individuals with ASD.  Learn from experts from across the field.  CEUs are available for all webinars.

The Great Lakes ADA Center and National Network of ADA Centers audio conferences and webinars cover a variety of topics related to the ADA that enhance knowledge and support continued learning .

Lecture series

The Department of Disability and Human Development’s academic program also coordinates a thriving lecture series that regularly hosts scholars, artists and innovators in the field.  As a service both to the University and our community, this series brings diverse speakers with an array of experience, research and talent.  It offers you the opportunity to meet leading individuals in the field.

Arts and culture

The Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities is home to Bodies of Work, a network that supports city-wide disability arts festivals and promotes disability arts and culture.  PDACH hosts their disability arts series in collaboration with numerous university and city partners, bringing visiting disability artists to the community.

Continuing education units (CEUs)

The Institute on Disability and Human Development’s Community Education Program is approved and licensed to issue CEUs for:

  • Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Illinois teachers professional development (PD)
  • Licensed clinical social workers, licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical professional counselors
  • Licensed dietitian nutritionists (RD)
  • Nursing home administrators
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Qualified intellectual disabilities professionals
  • Speech language pathologists

These CEUs can be issued for a variety of webinars, workshops, trainings, seminars, and other events hosted by us or any other collaborating organization.


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