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
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
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:
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
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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Click here (http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR/index.asp) to visit the CDR Library site...
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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