Programs and resources which offer training, support and technical assistance for and about people with disabilities and families to help understand and shape policy at the local, state and national levels. 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Person Directed Services and Supports (PDSS)
    The two-year Developmental Disabilities Council funded Person Directed Services and Supports (PDSS) Project includes a demonstration project, research and advocacy.
    Person Directed Services and Supports (PDSS): 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