Research and Training Center on Community Living: Summaries of Research Studies 2018-2023


The Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RTC-CL) at the University of Minnesota has engaged in research, training, and outreach to enhance community living and participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1988. The RTC-CL has made substantial contributions to increasing knowledge, improving practices, and influencing policies regarding people with IDD living in the community who receive or do not receive federal or state services. The mission of the RTC-CL is to improve the lives of people with IDD through the generation of research-based knowledge, training, and dissemination focused on community living and participation.

This report includes the key findings, products, and publications of the seven RTC-CL research studies conducted from 2018-2023 and a two-part workforce supplement. The RTC-CL is directed by Amy Hewitt, PhD and co-directed by Julie Bershadsky, PhD.


Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)