UMKC-IHD provides the home of several university-based, national, state and local centers. Established in 1985 as an institute of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Its purpose is to provide a research and training institute in human services.
Gateway Program: The purpose of the Gateway Program is to support the role of UMKC in the community. It provides an infrastructure that promotes scholarly engagement, urban mission, and academic service-learning. See full description here.
Alianzas: Alianzas is a university-based center in partnership with University of Missouri Extension. Its purpose is to support Extension staff and programs in integrating and supporting the Latino population in Missouri. See full description here (www.alianzas.us)
Missouri’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD): The purpose of the UCEDD is to support applied research, interdisciplinary training, program development and information dissemination for individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Missouri’s UCEDD is part of a national network of centers in every state and territory. See full description here.
National Gateway to Self-Determination (NGSD): The purpose of NGSD is to establish a sustainable, evidence-based training system that enhances self-determination training programs that lead to quality of life outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan.The NGSD is made up of five consortium members: the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, The Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Westchester Institute for Human Development, The University of Oregon Center on Human Development, and The University of Illinois at Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development. Together this consortium, along with disability organizations across the nation, work to make a systems change impact by identifying, developing, and promoting resources that enhance self-determination and lead to improved quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. See full description here.
Missouri Family to Family Resource Center (MOF2F): The purpose of the MOF2F this statewide program is to provide information to individuals with disabilities, their family members, and professionals on promising practices, peer support and parent-to-parent support. See full description here (www.mofamilytofamily.org)
The Women’s Leadership and Civic Engagement: The purpose of this program is to promote inclusion and diversity of women in public service through volunteer service, board service and seeking public office. See full description here.