Projects + Centers
The Institute is home to 64 current projects and six Affiliated Centers addressing disability issues across the lifespan. In addition, it carries out its work in close collaboration with zero Partner Center at the University -
Self-Advocacy Online: Research and Development to Bridge the Digital Divide
Develops a model for making Web sites accessible for people with intellectual and related cognitive disabilities, and launches an educational and networking Web site for teens and adults with...
State Consortium to Examine the Consequential Validity of Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards: A Longitudinal Study (AA-AAS) [Archived]
Conducted a nine-year longitudinal study to ascertain the consequential evidence of the AA-AAS used within the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The goal of this project was to...
State Systems Grant: Minnesota Act Early
Promotes early screening and identification of neurodevelopmental disabilities in culturally and linguistically diverse communities through focused outreach of the Learn the Signs, Act Early...
Strengthening the Capacity of American Indian Students in Small Business/Entrepreneurship Programs at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College [Archived]
Developed a culturally-sensitive two-year degree program as well as three certificate programs to prepare American Indian students to succeed in small business and entrepreneurship.
Strengthening the Capacity of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
Creates an AA degree in radiography, and certificates in phlebotomy, ultrasound, and mammography at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Red Wing and Winona, Minnesota.
Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts: Considerations for Special Education Assessment Systems
Writes a paper to guide school districts about how to take stock of the assessments that students with disabilities are taking, and ensuring that they are taking only the assessments that serve the...
Studies of Persons with Developmental Disabilities in the 1994-1995 National Health Interview Surveys-Disability Supplement [Archived]
Described people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who live in their own homes or with their families, examining: 1) demographic, functional and health characteristics; 2) in-home...
Supporting the Self Determination of Adults and Transition Age Youth within the Family Context
Develops and conducts initial field-testing of a six-lesson training program designed to help families better support the self determination of their young adult or adult with intellectual and/or...
Systematic Supports for Promoting Graduation
Develops technology tools that support the expanded national implementation of two evidence-based web applications over the next five years: [Check & Connect](http://checkandconnect.umn.edu/)...
Systems Improvement Group (SIG)
Provides program evaluation services, high quality technical assistance, stakeholder facilitation, leadership development, and data analysis and visualization services to support systems...