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

Developing clinical practice guidelines for the delivery and promotion of physical activity for people living with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Leanne Hassett, Associate Professor, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leadership team Implementation Science Program, Sydney Health Partners; The University of Sydney

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand the current evidence-base about physical activity for people living with moderate to severe TBI.
  2. To appreciate multiple stakeholder perspectives of the acceptability and feasibility of promotion and delivery of physical activity for people living with moderate to severe TBI.
  3. To consider the process for developing and recommendations of the clinical practice guidelines on physical activity for people living with moderate to severe TBI.

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 10th - 6:00 PM EST
    Presenter: Dr. Clare Wilding, Trent Dean, and Irene Blackberry
    Title: Can we help them care? Evaluating a virtual reality experience for increasing empathy in disability support workers
  • November 14th
    Presenter: Aline Darc Piculo dos Santos
    Title: How design can help to reduce the stigmatization of assistive technologies
  • December 12th
    Presenter: TBD
  • January 9th
    Presenter: Dr. Michael Yogman
    Title: The role of fathers in child and family development
  • February 13th
    Presenter: Sally Robinson and Melissa O'Donnell
    Title: Connecting the dots: the critical role of the health sector in responding to the domestic and family experiences of Australian children and young people with disability
  • March 12th
    Presenter: TBD
  • April 9th
    Presenter: Dr. Grace Brannon
    Title: Patient/family-centered communication in health encounters in families with children with disabilities and/or chronic conditions
  • May 14th
    Presenter: Dr. Cara Molyneux
    Title: Reflections from the UK: Why employer flexibility matters to the recruitment, retention and progression of disabled workers
  • June 11th
    Presenter: Jenna Beffel
    Title: Caregiving experiences of typically developing siblings of individuals with disabilities

View Previous Grand Rounds