The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Established in 1992, the Center works closely with people with disabilities, families, state and local government agencies, community providers and others on projects providing education, training, technical assistance, service, research, and information sharing. There are currently 67 UCEDDs; at least one in every U.S. state and territory. UCEDDs have played key roles in every major disability initiative over the past four decades. Many issues, such as early intervention, health care, community-based services, inclusive and meaningful education, transition from school to work, employment, housing, assistive technology, and transportation have been directly benefited by the services, research, and training provided by UCEDDs.
CCIDS faculty, staff and partners are committed to the principles of inclusion, universal design and access, respect for human diversity, and the creation of a socially just and civil society. Currently authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402), CCIDS is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities sponsored by the Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant No. 90DDUC0056).
Browse the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies Collections:
Aging and Disability Resources
Early Childhood Resources
Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Health and Well-Being
Research and Evaluation
Student and Trainee Scholarship