CED 2015 Annual Report

Mission, Outreach and Dissemination

Educational Mission

  • For 20 years, the CED has trained graduate students across disciplines to better prepare WV’s workforce serving individuals with disabilities.
  • In 2015, 14 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) trainees received classroom and clinical training.
  • 243 students, 30 faculty and providers were involved in courses for the disciplinary Certificate Program in Disabilities Studies and the Undergraduate Minor in Disabilities Studies

Research & Innovation Mission

In 2015, the CED continued to investigate:

  • Evolving best practices for serving our state;
  • Gaps in services and opportunities to improve the cost-effectiveness of services;
  • Evidence-based training methodology

This work was routinely presented at the state, national, and international levels.

Outreach and Dissemination

In 2015...

  • 124 new products were developed by the CED for individuals with disabilities and their families
  • 111 effective products were maintained and disseminated (educational materials, referral resources, etc.) to individuals;
  • Number of consumers using these products collectively in 2015 55,350
  • Media products (television show) viewed 3,205,207