Community Resources

Great Lakes ADA Center (DBTAC) (
Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Topics addressed includes the non-discrimination requirements in employment, the obligations of state and local governments and business to ensure that programs, services and activities are readily accessible to and useable by people with disabilities. This includes access to the information technology used by these entities including but not limited to websites, software, kiosks, etc.

Institute on Disability and Human Development (
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is dedicated to promoting the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.  The mission is addressed by conducting research and disseminating information about disability to academicians, policymakers, businesses, government agencies, service providers and the general public. The Institute also provides an extensive array of clinical and community service activities and, through the Department of Disability and Human Development and other academic departments, offers interdisciplinary pre-service training. The values of cultural diversity, consumer choice and self-determination are emphasized across the life span in all training, public service, and research activities of the Institute.

Project Embrace
Project Embrace is an ongoing initiative at the Disability Resource Center to bring Disability Culture Events to Campus.  We believe this is crucial to help raise awareness about disability.  Events will take place throughout the year and both University and Community Members will be invited to come explore.  Project Embrace is a wonderful place to expand your knowledge and explore your curiosities of disabilities.  Project Embrace also works to promote community wide events featuring disability culture.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (
The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.

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