The CDCI is a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the University of Vermont.

Within UVM, we're part of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS).


UVM CDCI org chart


Projects & Coordinators

Here is a list of the current projects taking place at CDCI, along with the coordinator of each project. This list is organized by the general topic area.

UVM Programs

Education & Early Intervention


Assistive Technology

Family & Adult Services



In addition to managing service projects, we partner with disability self-advocates and other disability-focused organizations across Vermont. Each partnership focuses on specific goals related to expanding inclusion for people with disabilities and their communities.



The Five Core Functions of the CDCI

The CDCI is broken up into five core function areas: Education, Community Service, Research & Evaluation, Dissemination, and Infrastructure. The core function coordinators for these areas are:

  • Education - Winnie Looby, PhD
  • Community Service - [vacant]
  • Research & Evaluation - Valerie Wood, PhD
  • Dissemination - Audrey Homan
  • Infrastructure - Rachel Cronin

Dr. Jesse Suter serves as executive director of the CDCI.