A list of all programs of the Institute on Disabilities. If you know the name of the program, try the "Quick Links to Programs" function at the top right section of every page.
- Criminal Justice / First Responders
Providing information, training and products which focus on the interaction between the criminal justice system and people with disabilities.
Criminal Justice/First Responders: 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 Development
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
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 - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking: Program Page
- C2P2 EI - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention
Offering information about local, state and national issues that affect young children with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on early intervention issues.
C2P2 EI - Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention: Program Page
- 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.
Families First: Program Page
- The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families
The Partnership makes available training and technical assistance, developed and provided by people with disabilities and families.
The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families: 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
- PIAT - Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
Program designed to enhance access to assistive technology for Pennsylvanians with disabilities and those who support them. We provide Assistive Technology services and resources for Pennsylvanians with disabilities and those who support them.
PIAT - Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology: Program Page
Cardboard for Kids: Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia
Fabricating customized three-ply cardboard adaptations for children ages birth to 6 with paralysis-causing conditions.
Cardboard for Kids: Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia
- 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 (AACCommunity.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
- AACCommunicate.net—Resources for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AACCommunicate.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.
- College of Direct Support
Online curriculum designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
College of Direct Support: Program Page
- Disability Studies at Temple University
An interdisciplinary collaboration offering accredited programs, mini-series lectures, performances, symposia and more, Disability Studies at Temple is inclusive programming with great diversity in both scholars and students.
Disability Studies: Learn More
- Disability Studies Graduate Certificate Program
Course of studies exploring the historical, cultural, and socio-political challenges and accomplishments of the disabilities community and culture.
Disability Studies Certificate: Program Page
- Graduate Student Assistantship Program
Twenty hours per week paid, practical learning experience for full-time current graduate students at Temple University.
Graduate Student Assistantship Program: Program Page
- Interdisciplinary Faculty Council at Temple University
Fostering collaboration across Temple University on disability-related projects including research, teaching, programming, publication, and grant-seeking.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Council at Temple University: 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
- 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
- Transitions in Aging
The Transitions in Aging learning modules discuss planning strategies that help aging individuals with developmental disabilities lead a healthy and independent life in the community.
Transitions in Aging: Learning Modules
- Visionary Voices
History of the Intellectual Disability Movement in Pennsylvania includes interviews with leaders and a collection of archival documents.
Visionary Voices - Interviews
Visionary Voices - Archives
- Employment Here and Now!
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are offered unpaid internships at Temple University with a goal of achieving long-term employment.
Employment Here and Now: Program Page
- Employment-Related Programs at the Institute on Disabilities
Programs designed to make employment available and successful for people with disabilities.
Media Arts and Culture
- Person-Driven Services
The two-year Developmental Disabilities Council funded Person-Driven Services Project includes a demonstration project, research and advocacy.
Person-Driven Services: Program Page
Research and Evaluation
- Research at the Institute on Disabilities
Programs which promote, conduct, and disseminate constituency-oriented, collaborative research and evaluation focusing on people with disabilities and systems.
Research at the Institute on Disabilities: Program Page
- Sibling Investigation
Information about the Sibling Ambassadors Program, a leadership training program for adult siblings of people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Sibling Investigation: Program Page
- Transition Discoveries Focus Groups
Hosting a series of focus groups for young persons with disabilities, and their families, who are planning for the transition to life after high school.
Transition Discoveries Focus Groups: Program Page
Completed Institute Programs