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

Advancing health equity for the disability community: reflections on telehealth and participatory models

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 pm


Dr. Rupa Valdez

At the end of the grand rounds session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify considerations related to the design, implementation and policy context of telehealth to advance health equity for the disability community
  • Articulate a process that may be used to engage the disability community in participatory design of digital health and health system-level interventions

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
It is recommended that you also join by phone to avoid audio delays due to bandwidth.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email

SAVE the DATE Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentations!

All webinars will be at 2:00 EST

  • October 11th
    Presenter: Dr. Paul Jaeger
    Title: Creating Sustainable Global Cross-Disability Communities
  • November 15th
    Presenter: Dr. Rum Lorenzo
    Title: Wearing technology in Paralympic sport
  • December 13th
    Presenter: Dr. Erin Andrews
    Title: People with Disabilities and Medical Rationing During the COVID -19 Pandemic
  • January 10th
    Presenter: Dr. Rick Solomon
    Title: The PLAY Project Autism Intervention Model from Clinical Practice to Research to Statewide Implementation
  • February 14th
    Presenter: Dr. Varshini Varadaraj
  • March 14th
  • April 11th
    Presenter: TBD
  • May 9th
    Presenter: Dr. John Freer
    Title: Illuminating and Eliminating Invisible Barriers: A Body of Work on Children's Attitudes toward Disability and Ableism in Schools
  • June 13th
    Presenter: TBD

View Previous Grand Rounds