Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

Institute Events and Trainings

Programs and resources promoting, supporting and training self-advocacy/advocacy for people with disabilities and families. For a complete list of Institute on Disabilities programs, visit the Programs page. If you know the name of the program, try the "Quick Links to Programs" function at the top right section of every page.

  • Academy for Adult Learning
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Selected individuals with intellectual disabilities spend four semesters on Temple University's main campus experiencing college life.

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
    SUMMARY +/- | MORE INFORMATION - AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION Providing evaluations, consultations, training, and/or technical assistance to individuals with significant speech disabilities who use augmentative or alternative communication (AAC).
    • ACES - Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION ACES is a two week intensive augmentative communication and empowerment program for young adult AAC users.
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Vocabularies and Symbol Sets
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Vocabularies that individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their families need to participate in socially-valued adult roles.
    • Everyone Communicates: Information About Augmentative and Alternative Communication
      SUMMARY +/- | Communicate PA Site This non-exclusive community has come together in an effort to unite all individuals concerned with communication rights for Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability, autism and other disabilities that create complex communication needs.

  • College of Direct Support
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Online curriculum designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Criminal Justice
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Providing information, training and products which focus on the interaction between the criminal justice system and people with disabilities.
  • Emergency Preparedness
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Helping Pennsylvanians with disabilities, families and support personnel think about and prepare for emergencies.
  • IM4Q: Independent Monitoring for Quality
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Collecting and disseminating information that might help improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

  • Leadership Development
    SUMMARY +/- Teaching people with disabilities, family members, and students to assume leadership roles in their communities and at the local, state, and national levels.
    • C2P2 - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Training individuals with disabilities, parents of young children with disabilities, and university graduate students, providing up-to-date information, leadership training, and skill building.
    • C2P2 EI - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Offering information about local, state and national issues that affect young children with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on early intervention issues.
    • C2P2 FL - Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking: Family Leadership in Inclusive Education for Non-Traditional Settings
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Creating a network of family leaders who will work together with educators and administrators to champion inclusive practices for children with disabilities in the Non-Public school community
    • Families First
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Empowerment training on the basics of early intervention—teaching about early intervention system, meeting with other families, becoming an equal member in your child's Individual Education Plan.
    • Inclusive Leadership in Action
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Training community organizations to recruit and support individuals with disabilities to be contributing members of their decision-making boards.
    • Supported Leadership
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Promoting and encouraging people with intellectual disabilities to become active, contributing and valued members of boards and committees throughout Pennsylvania.
    • The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION The Partnership makes available training and technical assistance, developed and provided by people with disabilities and families.

  • The Mini Course Lecture Series on Disabilities
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Several times each year, the program hosts guest speakers and lecturers - experts in a wide variety of fields, including Disability Studies, Assistive Technology, Leadership Development, and Social Policy.
  • Take 5
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION For faith based or community organizations to develop volunteer program to offer occasional respite for families of children with special healthcare needs, including a disability or chronic illness.
  • Technical Assistance
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Providing technical assistance at the local, state, and international levels to individuals, agencies, and government entities, focusing on increasing the independent productivity and inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities.
  • Visionary Voices | Leaders. Lessons. Legacy.
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION A history of the Intellectual Disability Movement in Pennsylvania, bringing together interviews with leaders in Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Movement with a collection of historically significant archival documents.

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service