Interdisciplinary Training and Courses


Class members studying Universal Design.

The Institute offers a variety of types of courses and training.

University Graduate Level Options

The Interdisciplinary Leadership in Disability Studies Certificate is offered through the UMKC School of Graduate Studies, and administered by the Center for Disability Studies of the Institute for Human Development. The certificate is available to students enrolled in masters and doctorate programs from various disciplines. Some students may earn this certificate in the process of earning their professional and graduate degrees.

ACED Program

ACED (Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Disabilities) offers adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend non-credit classes in an integrated educational and social environment.The program teaches independent living skills and provides life-enhancing experiences.