Ground-breaking research and professional service by the College of Education and Social Services occurs not only within the academic departments and their innovative programs, but also through our affiliated centers and institutes.

Our interdisciplinary research is a function of collaborative efforts in the College, throughout the University community, and with a variety of local, national, and international partners.

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

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Our Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion (CDCI) is Vermont’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. It is one of 67 centers across the country funded by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. CDCI provides numerous programs, partnerships and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and communities. 

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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

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The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education devotes most of its resources and expertise to providing comprehensive, multi-year professional development. Its mission is to support technology integration in middle schools as a means of increasing student engagement and personalized learning. 

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