The Institute on Disability and Human Development receives $3 million grant
Monday, October 2, 2023
The Institute on Disability and Human Development received a $3 million, five-year federal grant to continue its work as the state’s only University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.
The institute has been federally funded since 1987.
Tamar Heller, DHD professor and head, is head of the center and principal investigator for the award from the Administration for Community Living, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As one of 67 University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities nationwide, the UIC center promotes the self-determination, productivity, health and community inclusion of people with disabilities. There are four mandated activities: interdisciplinary pre-service training, community services (model services, community training and technical assistance), research and dissemination.