Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

ADVOCACY
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.

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
    Providing evaluations, consultations, training, and/or technical assistance to individuals with significant speech disabilities who use augmentative or alternative communication (AAC).
    Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AACommunity.net)

    • ACES - Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports
      ACES is a two week intensive augmentative communication and empowerment program for young adult AAC users.
      ACES - Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports: Program Page

    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Vocabularies and Symbol Sets
      Vocabularies that individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their families need to participate in socially-valued adult roles.
      Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Vocabularies and Symbol Sets: Program Page

    • AACommunicate.net—Resources for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
      AACommunicate.net is a collection of resources for the advancement of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It is an effort to unite all individuals concerned with communication rights for Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability, autism, movement difficulties and other disabilities that create complex communication needs.
      AAComunicate Website

  • College of Direct Support
    Online curriculum designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    College of Direct Support: Program Page

  • Criminal Justice
    Providing information, training and products which focus on the interaction between the criminal justice system and people with disabilities.
    Criminal Justice: Program Page

  • Emergency Preparedness
    Helping Pennsylvanians with disabilities, families and support personnel think about and prepare for emergencies.
    Emergency Preparedness: Program Page

  • IM4Q: Independent Monitoring for Quality
    Collecting and disseminating information that might help improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
    IM4Q: Independent Monitoring for Quality: Program Page

  • Leadership & Career Studies
    A four-year certificate program providing young adults with intellectual disabilities an authentic college experience while developing academic abilities, career aspirations, work skills and independence at Temple University.
    Leadership & Career Studies: Program Page

  • Leadership Development
    Teaching people with disabilities, family members, and students to assume leadership roles in their communities and at the local, state, and national levels.

  • The Mini Course Lecture Series on Disabilities
    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.
    The Mini Course Lecture Series on Disabilities: Program Page

  • Technical Assistance
    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.
    Technical Assistance: Program Page

  • Visionary Voices | Leaders. Lessons. Legacy.
    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.
    Visionary Voices | Leaders. Lessons. Legacy.: Program Page


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