Advocacy: Programs

Programs and resources promoting, supporting, and training self-advocacy/advocacy for people with disabilities and families.

  • Equal Justice for People with Developmental Disabilities

    Providing information, training and products which focus on the interaction between the criminal justice system and people with disabilities.

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Helping Pennsylvanians with disabilities, families and support personnel think about and prepare for emergencies.

  • IM4Q: Independent Monitoring for Quality

    Collecting and disseminating information that might help improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

  • Leadership & Career Studies

    A four-year certificate program providing young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an authentic college experience while developing academic abilities, career aspirations, work skills, and self-determination at Temple University.

  • Media Arts and Culture
    Arts initiatives developed independently and with internal and external partners, and projects executed collaboratively with university and community-based arts practitioners to create innovative, fully accessible cultural programming. Projects include oral history, archival preservation, documentary, exhibition, and public performance.

  • Leadership Development:
    Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking – C2P2

    Training for parents of children/young adults living with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum and adults living with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum, providing up-to-date information, leadership training, and skill building.

  • Leadership Development:
    Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention – C2P2EI

    Training for families of infant, toddler and preschool children receiving Early Intervention services. Offering up-to-date information, leadership training, networking and skill building on local, state and national issues that affect young children with disabilities and developmental delays.

  • Leadership Development:
    Families First

    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.

  • Sexuality and People with Disabilities

    The Institute infuses the important topic of healthy sexuality throughout many of its trainings as a proactive tool to prevent becoming a victim or defendant. The objective is to foster the understanding of sexual responsibility in its broadest sense.

  • 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.

 

For more information, please contact

iod@temple.edu
215-204-1356 | TTY: 215-204-1805