Education and Training

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. Visit the Training page linked below to learn more.

Upcoming Trainings at the CED

CED Ability Grand Rounds

June 8, 2021 - Physicians Attitudes and Disability Disparities


Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Health Policy Research Center - The Mongan Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the general scope of health care disparities for people with disabilities and potential causes.
  2. Assess the potential contribution of physicians’ attitudes, biases, and knowledge gaps to health care disparities for people with disabilities.
  3. Identify potential implications of biased physician attitudes toward the health care and well-being of people with disabilities.
Presentation (PPTX) Transcript (PDF)

Next Grand Rounds

"Disability and Employment: Stigma, Empowerment, Identity and the Need for a Positive Lens"

Tuesday, September 14th


Sophie Hennekam, PhD
Associate Professor, ESC La Rochelle School of Business, France

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss under which circumstances a disability quota system can empower disabled workers.
  2. Review how disabled workers come to construct a positive professional identity at work.
  3. Discuss and analyze how mental illness can be a positive attribute in the context of work.

Register in advance for this meeting

Please also save the date and registration info for the following dates from 2-3:00 pm.

  • Oct. 12
  • Nov. 9
  • Dec. 14
  • Jan. 11
  • Feb. 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14