Universities and University Based Programs


Department on Disability and Human Development The Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) of the University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to the scholarly, interdisciplinary study of disability and related aspects of human development.  It critically examines current and prospective disability policies, conceptual models, and intervention strategies in terms of their historical development and their present merits.

The Institute on Community Integration The Institute on Community Integration, a University Affiliated Program at the University of Minnesota, is dedicated to improving community services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Internetwork Institute at San Diego State University The Internetwork Institute is comprised of two divisions; the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Efforts and Special Education. All efforts focus on promoting the integration of individuals with disabilities into all aspects of school, work, family and community life.

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Materials The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Materials provides a wide variety of disability related training resources, locates, collects and distributes a wide variety of training materials such as participant and trainer manuals, videos, syllabi and curricula from publicly funded rehabilitation training programs for rehabilitation practitioners in state, federal and private agencies nationwide, provides reference and research services, and locates and delivers training materials to your doorstep.

The Beach Center on Disability The Beach Center on Disability is a permanent unit of The University of Kansas, a major international center for research and other scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to the citizens of Kansas, the United States of America, and people throughout the world. We are affiliated with two units within the University, namely, The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and the School of Education’s Department of Special Education.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment State-of-the-art information on employment of people with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Aging With a Disability This is a collaborative effort of the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center at the University of Southern California. International Disability Organizations

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