Center for Disability Resources News


About the Center for Disability Resources

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service, located in major universities throughout the U.S. We function as a bridge to connect the knowledge, expertise and resources of the university to persons with disabilities and the service delivery systems of the community.

Our mission is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families. We collaborate with persons with disabilities and their families to develop new knowledge and best practices, train leaders, and effect systems change.

The CDR is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of university centers on disabilities, which includes University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). For more information please visit the AUCD Website or the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) Website.

We work in partnership with the Protection and Advocacy System in South Carolina and the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council to advance a greater recognition of the abilities of all people and promote their full inclusion into every aspect of society through the following methods:

Interdisciplinary Training: We provide training opportunities for people with disabilities, students, professionals, family members, and paraprofessionals.
Community Services and Technical Assistance: We provide community services and technical assistance in order to expand and enhance options for choice and inclusion of people with disabilities.
Research: We implement and disseminate research in the areas of person-centered planning, positive behavior support, transition, and psychopharmacology, to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Dissemination: We develop and disseminate information in print and electronic formats to people with disabilities, students, professionals, family members, paraprofessionals and policymakers.  

CDR Location and Hours

Center for Disability Resources, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-935-5231, Fax: 803-935-5059
Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday-Friday  

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Annual Report

The annual report of the Center for Disability Resources to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities reports on the goals and objectives reflected in our core grant from the federal government.  While we take considerable pride in our accomplishments reflected in this report it is important to note that the Center for Disability Resources has important and considerable activities that are not reflected in this report since they go beyond the goals and objectives provided to the ADD.
To access the report click the following link: 2013 Annual Report (PDF)


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