CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 31, 2001
Center for Disabilities and Development receives $347,000 grant to continue
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Center for Disabilities and Development at the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently received a federal grant for $347,000
for the year 2002. The award enables the center, formerly University Hospital
School, to continue to serve as the state's University Center for Excellence
University Centers for Excellence, known until this spring as University
Affiliated Programs, have played a key role as members of the disability movement
in the United States for more than 40 years. The centers have pioneered disability
initiatives relating to early intervention, community-based services, inclusive
education, transition from school to work, employment, housing, assistive
technology and transportation.
As Iowa's Center for Excellence, the Center for Disabilities and Development
is uniquely positioned to foster cooperation between the university and communities
throughout Iowa. The center works with people with disabilities, members of
their families, state and local government agencies and community providers.
It provides training, technical assistance, health care and other services,
research, and information sharing. The center's goal is to increase the capacity
of Iowa communities to support the participation of all their members, including
people with disabilities.
For more information about the Center for Disabilities and Development,
call (319) 356-0768 or visit the center online at www.uihealthcare.com/cdd.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.