Campus - Ira Allen Chapel

We Teach.

Our faculty, staff, and affiliates teach in person and online, run educational programs, create innovative courses, and give guest lectures. We work to use Universal Design for Learning strategies to promote inclusion, diversity, and self-determination.

Certificate and Endorsement Programs


The intent of the program is to enhance the diverse education and instructional needs of educators, healthcare professionals, people with disabilities, and family members.

This program provides people in a variety of educational, healthcare and other occupations the opportunity to acquire information and knowledge that is critical to understanding and supporting persons with disabilities in communities.

Explore the Disability Studies certificate program to learn more.

Interprofessional Education Project (IPE)

The IPE Project prepares and provides tuition assistance to master's level candidates from the College of Education and Social Services and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide holistic services for young children with disabilties.

Visit the IPE Project's website.

Academic Program: Think College Vermont

What started out as a federally funded grant is now a thriving, inclusive program for students with intellectual disabilities. Think College students take UVM courses, participate in for-credit internships, and navigate campus culture with the support of peer mentors. These credits and experiences culminate in a Certificate of Professional Studies through UVM's College of Continuing and Distance Education, with the ultimate goal of more gainful employment.

Learn more about Think College Vermont.

Courses and Guest Lectures

Our faculty members offer multiple courses throughout the academic year through the College of Education and Social Services and Continuing and Distance Education. We work to partner with departments and faculty across the university to provide guest lectures in courses on disability-related topics. 

Interested in learning more about having a guest lecturer or our course offerings? Email Winnie Looby.

Affiliate Program: Vermont LEND

The Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Vermont LEND) prepares leaders across the health and education professions to serve children with special health needs and their families.

Like CDCI, Vermont LEND is part of the Association of University Centers on Disability. For more information, please visit Vermont LEND.

Contact Us

If you are interested in CDCI's Certificate or Academic programs, or if you would like to learn more about having a CDCI affiliate as a guest lecturer, please contact our Academic Core Function Coordinator, Winnie Looby.