The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) is the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) for the State of Illinois currently authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (the DD Act). IDHD is part of a national network of 67 UCEDDs – at least one in every US state and territory. UCEDDS are dedicated to promoting the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.
The Illinois UCEDD, the Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), is a national leader in four areas:
- Academic Training and Continuing Education
- Clinical Services
- Community Training and Technical Assistance (Information Sharing)
- Research and Dissemination