Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

Programs and resources which offer course study, technical assistance and training about and for people with disabilities and the culture of disability, inclusive education and leadership. 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.

  • Beyond Inclusion: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Annual Summer Institute designed for educators, school administrators, and other professionals to learn and share ideas about making all learning experiences inclusive.

  • College of Direct Support
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Online curriculum designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Disability Studies
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Course of studies exploring the historical, cultural, and socio-political challenges and accomplishments of the disabilities community and culture.

  • Ensuring Higher Education for ALL
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION A multi-tiered project to inculcate disability studies—the history, culture, experience of people with disabilities—into the fabric of Temple University.

  • Graduate Student Assistantship Program
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Twenty hours per week paid, practical learning experience for full-time current graduate students at Temple University.

  • Interdisciplinary Faculty Council at Temple University
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Fostering collaboration across Temple University on disability-related projects including research, teaching, programming, publication, and grant-seeking.

  • 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
    • C2P2 EEL - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking, Emerging and Established Leaders
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Free training for individuals with disabilities, ages 18-30, who want to develop leadership skills.
    • 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.
    • 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.

  • PIAT - Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
    SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Public awareness, information and referral, advocacy, and training to enhance access to assistive technology for all Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Activities include development, implementation, and monitoring of laws, policies, practices, and organizational structures to improve access to assistive technology for all people with disabilities.
    • Assistive Technology Device Demonstration
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Providing opportunities for "guided exploration" of a specific device or category of devices.
    • Assistive Technology and Employment
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Educating employers, providing awareness, and training on the interaction between the criminal justice system and people with disabilities.
    • Funding for Assistive Technology
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Providing guidance for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services.
    • Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Stocking hundreds of items ranging from adapted toys to wheelchairs to aid individuals with disabilities in decision-making about possible purchase.
    • REEP - Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Listing service for people with disabilities to donate, sell or buy a wide variety of assistive devices.
    • TDDP - Telecommunication Device Distribution Program
      SUMMARY +/- | COMPLETE INFORMATION Providing specialized equipment to Pennsylvanians whose disabilities impede independent access to telephone services.

  • 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.