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The CED serves as a bridge between the university and community to meet the needs of people with disabilities through research, education and service. To help meet these needs the CED educates students, families and professionals on best practices. Education and training is provided through one on one consultations, group trainings, academic coursework and mentoring.

The CED works to train students who will be working in the field of disabilities or health related careers to build a workforce that is knowledgeable about how best to serve individuals with disabilities and their families. Providing continuing education to those already in the workforce is equally important and the CED provides many professional development opportunities across the state.

The CED and many of its programs have training components related to their area of expertise. If you are interested in requesting a training, complete the Training Inquiry link at the bottom of this page and someone will contact you to follow up.


Student Training Opportunities

The CED provides a limited number of paid interdisciplinary traineeships for students at the graduate level. Some trainees receive a full or partial tuition waiver and stipend. These traineeships are supported by a variety of grants and special projects that allow students from specific academic disciplines such as psychology, social work, speech pathology, audiology, nutrition, occupational therapy and physical therapy to observe or participate in clinical, non-clinical and research experiences related to persons with disabilities.

The CED is also an approved site for internships for both undergraduate and graduate students in programs such as, rehabilitation counseling, social work, occupational therapy and nutrition. These are generally unpaid placements.

For more information contact celanham@hsc.wvu.edu.

Professional/Community Training Opportunities

The CED provides a variety of training opportunities to professionals and community members. Continuing education units are available for counseling, nursing, psychology, social work and teaching.

Examples of CED Trainings Available:

  • Disability Etiquette & Person First Language
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities 101
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Creating Accessible Documents & Presentations
  • BLIS Video
  • CED Ability Grand Rounds
  • Communities Against the Opiod Epidemic