Welcome to the UMKC Institute for Human Development
Welcome to UMKC IHD
The UMKC Institute for Human Development (UMKC IHD) works to improve the quality of life of people from underserved communities, particularly those with developmental disabilities, through interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development, and information dissemination. It supports and exemplifies theUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City’s strategic pillars.
UMKC IHD is the home of the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for the state of Missouri and part of anetwork of 67 centers in the nation. It conducts and collaborates on a wide variety of applied research projects to develop, implement, and evaluate new ideas and promising practices that support healthy, inclusive communities.
UMKC IHD is committed to building partnerships for effective social change, and is proud to have fulfilled this mission for over 40 years.