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


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.



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The Five Core Functions of the CDCI

The CDCI is broken up into five core function areas: Academics, Services, Research, News & Events, and Information. The core function coordinators for these areas are:

  • ACADEMICS - Winnie Looby, PhD
  • SERVICES - Adrienne Miao
  • RESEARCH - Valerie Wood, PhD
  • NEWS & EVENTS - Audrey Homan
  • INFORMATION - Rachel Cronin

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