Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

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.




  • 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

  • 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



  • 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

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