The Indiana Institute serves as a liaison between academia and the community in Indiana through our membership in a national network comprised of 67 independent but interlinked entities known as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). This national network represents an expansive national resource for addressing issues, finding solutions, and advancing research related to the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Our federal designation as a UCEDD mandates that we perform a set of four core functions that are embedded in our work across Centers. They include:
- Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education;
- Research, including basic or applied research, evaluation, and public policy analysis;
- Information dissemination; and
- Community services, including training, technical assistance, and model demonstration.