University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) are organizations, located at universities across the world that focus on improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families.  Through education, service, research and outreach activities, we work to be instrumental in changing policy, providing training, and educating the public about major disability issues.

The OHSU UCEDD was one of the first UCEDD's created, and celebrates a nearly 45-year history in Oregon.  We are instrumental in developing and leading disability research and outreach efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families across the State of Oregon.

The 2016-2017 Community Engagement Grant cycle is now open

The UCEDD and Community Partner's Council (CPC) are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Community Engagement Grant grant cycle. Grants of up to $1000 are available to Oregon-based non-profit organizations for projects serving people with disabilities and/or their families. Projects must focus on one of the following areas of emphasis: physical or mental health promotion, spirituality, or sibling support.

For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Community Engagement Grant page.

Four Wheeling Through Life

Jan StaehelyThis blog follows my life. I have a disability called Cerebral Palsy. Since all four of my limbs, plus my speech is affected by the disability, doctors say that I am severely disabled. However, if you ask me, I will tell you that there are people living with more complex disabilities than me.