Family Village University
Research Programs and Projects
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities
University Centers on Disability target and engage in activities to support the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities into the community.
- American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and others concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities. AAMR's mission is to advance the
knowledge and skills of professionals in the field of mental retardation by exchanging information and ideas.
- Beach Center - Kansas
This Center provides parent training, professional and emotional support, education and training materials to assist families who have members with disabilities and to influence national policy regarding the welfare of all persons with developmental disabilities.
- Boys Town National Research Hospital - Nebraska
This Hospital is recognized internationally as a leader in communication disorders research, as well as a
referral center for children with problems such as ear, hearing and balance disorders, cleft lip and palate and speech/voice problems.
- Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) - Wisconsin
This Center conducts research and develops decision support systems to improve long term care and health systems. It employs decision theory, measurement, and evaluation techniques, and state-of-the-art technology. CHSRA researchers develop and evaluate decision support systems with health care applications, including long-term care quality assurance, health care cost containment and many other issues. They also develop health information systems and data bases for use in policy analysis and epidemiologic studies. Researcher also develop and evaluate decision support and information systems for health education and promotion programs, including the Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (CHESS).
- Department of Disability and Human Development - Illinois
This is a University Affiliated Program that conducts research and provides services for persons with mental and physical disabilities and their families, as well aso carrying out interdisciplinary graduate
education and outreach training activities.
- ENABLE Research - New Zealand
This organization continuously updates its database on disability and rehabilitation research.
- FRAXA Research Foundation
This Foundation supports research aimed at finding a specific treatment
for fragile X, the #1 inherited cause of mental retardation, affecting an estimated 1 in 1000
- Institute on Community Integration - Minnesota
This is a University Affiliated Program dedicated to improving community services and social supports for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Interwork Institute - California
This Institute's mission is to enable individuals, organizations and communities to support, appreciate, and engage diverse members in community integration through the use of education, research, and advocacy.
- John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development - Tennessee
This Center's mission is to conduct and support collaborative research, training, and
information dissemination on behavioral, intellectual, and brain development.
- JP Das Developmental Disabilities Centre - Canada
This is a research and training centre located within the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta; activities include research, student training,
publication, and selected clinical services for children and adults with mental
retardation and other disorders that affect learning and originate in the childhood.
- The Smith Center - Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Research Center - Kansas
This Center provides resources and access to the synergism required to develop new proposals and new programs of multidisciplinary and
interdisciplinary research and research training in human disabilities.
- UCLA Mental Retardation Research Center - California
The general aims of this center are the acquisition of new knowledge on mental retardation and related aspects of human development and the training of research personnel.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
The United States Department of Educationís Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), through its National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages.
- Los Amigos Research and Education Institute
The aim of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center is to meet the challenge of children's prosthetics and orthotics on all of its many fronts.
- Trace Research and Development Center - Wisconsin
This is a non-profit research center which focuses on making off the shelf technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as universal, or accessible design.
- Waisman Center - Wisconsin
This center is one of 14 national centers dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about
human development and developmental disabilities through research and practice.
- West Virginia Rehabilitation Research and Training Center - West Virginia
This is a national center conducting research and training to assist persons with disabilities into employment, the community, and independence through information technology.
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