The Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language & Learning (The Center) at UNI directly responds to a history of exclusion, segregation and limited participation in literacy and language for young children, students and individuals with disabilities. The Center’s research demonstrates and documents that all people, including those considered to have the most severe developmental disabilities, can be full participants in their families, schools, and communities.
Literacy, Communication and Full Participation for All.
The Center accomplishes its vision through Professional Development, Advocacy, Research, and Systems Change.
- Professional Development: Develop and support highly qualified and committed educators.
- Advocacy: Support knowledge and action for individuals, families and professionals.
- Research: Advance practices and knowledge based on scholarship.
- Systems Change: Collaborate at the local, state and national level to effect policy and practice.
Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language & Learning