The mission of the Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI) is to conduct applied and empirical disability-related research and develop new initiatives promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of school and society both locally and globally.

In addition to the strategic collaborations of existing centers, the CDI supports academic programs’ work as well as in teacher and leadership development in the disability field.

While maintaining a strong research focus, the CDI also serves community engagement, technical assistance, and advocacy functions through a strategic collaboration of existing centers, including the Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, the Center on Human Policy and the Inclusion and Communication Initiatives.

The CDI’s work is supported by grant funding from the New York State Department of Education, The Taishoff Family Foundation, ACCES-VR, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Join us for a CDI launch celebration!

Thursday, October 29, 2020
12-12:45 p.m. EDT
Part of Virtual Orange Central

For half a century, our School of Education has been a leader in research, policy, and pedagogy for and on behalf of people with disabilities, and on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School of Education has launched a new Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI). Meet the leaders of the new Center, connect with the specialists who are spearheading projects in schools and our communities, and learn how the CDI is carrying our legacy forward.

Learn More and Register