University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

CDCI Report 2016

Download CDCI's FY2016 Annual Report (pdf)

Report on Scholarly Activity and Engagement

CDCI, Vermont's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, has put together a report on the trainings, publications, teaching, and service its faculty, staff, and affiliates have done for the state of Vermont and beyond since July of 2013.
Download CDCI's Report on Scholarly Activity and Engagement (pdf)

CDCI Report 2014-2015

Click here to download a pdf of this report

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Photo by Angela Faruolo

CDCI's Impact: the Year in Numbers

32 Projects: CDCI operated 32 projects this year, enhancing services for people with disabilities and their families, from early childhood through adulthood.

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90 Informational Materials: Ninety different written publications and electronic materials were developed and disseminated this year, aimed at sharing the latest information and resources in the field of developmental disabilities.

Watch our video produced this year on the importance of inclusion: Along These Roads, produced by Donna Gillen, Vermont I-Team

13,805 Participants: We provided interdisciplinary preservice preparation, continuing education, community training, and technical assistance to 13,805 participants during this year.

15 Research Publications: Ten different CDCI faculty members and affiliated faculty researchers participated in publishing 15 manuscripts, including published and online peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and state of Vermont reports.

Tuition Provided:Tuition support for University of Vermont students totaled $217,078.

For information on all of our projects see: CDCI's Our Projects Page.

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In addition to our Core funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), CDCI leverages other external grants and cooperative agreements from federal and state agencies. Support is also provided by the University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services (UVM/CESS). CDCI leveraged over $3.4 million this year to carry out our work.

  • State Funds: 55%
  • Federal Funds: 34%
  • UVM/CESS Funds: 3 %
  • Other: 8%

We leverage $6.30 dollars for every dollar we receive from AIDD.

Our Community Advisory Council

Our CAC advises on CDCI projects and activities, reviews materials, and represents the interests of Vermonters with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and of families.

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  • Max Barrows
  • June Bascom
  • Jean Beatson
  • Amber Fulcher
  • Joan Haslett
  • Sharon Henault
  • Kathy Holsopple
  • Lisa Maynes
  • Karen Mikkelsen
  • Ed Paquin
  • René Pellerin
  • Karen Price
  • Karen Schwartz
  • Olivia Smith-Hammond
  • Karen Topper


CDCI is Vermont’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). We achieve our goals through collaboration with individuals with disabilities, their family members, federal and state agencies, service providers and others. We work closely with our Vermont sister organizations, also funded by AIDD::

  • Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Disability Rights Vermont, Vermont’s Protection and Advocacy Agency
  • Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP), Vermont’s LEND

Our National Network

Together, UCEDDs work to achieve a shared vision where all people, including people with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. map of U.S. with all UCEDDs marked

Vermont’s UCEDD: CDCI is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). There are currently 67 UCEDDs, with at least one in every state and U.S. territory. Each UCEDD is affiliated with a university and serves as a resource for all people in the areas of education, research, and service relative to the needs of people with developmental disabilities. UCEDDs receive core funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AUCD: CDCI is an active member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a national, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports our national network, advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Our Faculty, Staff & Affiliates:

Faculty Staff Directory page
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