Temple University Institute on Disabilities (College of Education)


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is one of the sixty-seven University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Established in 1974, the Institute has mirrored the changes in the field of developmental disabilities, evolving into a model of self-determination and individualized supports in the community…

During its early history the Institute provided extensive technical assistance and training to professionals in the field and later became nationally recognized for advocacy and research efforts centered on the closure of the Pennhurst Center. In the 1980's, the Institute began developing and evaluating support models for Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families.”

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Temple University, US Department of Health and Human Services