Education and Training

The WVU CED provides education and training opportunities to University students, pre-licensed and practicing professionals, individuals with disabilities, family members, disability advocates and policy makers. The CED aims to change the landscape of disability education through:

  1. Training and technical support for individuals with disabilities and their families
  2. Continuing education for professionals
  3. Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation for students

Follow the links below to learn more about the CED’s educational and training offerings. If you have any questions about trainings or educational opportunities, please reach out to the CED Education Coordinator, Dr. Tori Gilbert:

Upcoming Trainings at the CED

Training and Technical Support

The CED provides training and technical assistance to improve access to a desired quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. Many CED programs have training components for individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers.

Continuing Education for Professionals

Providing continuing education for professionals working in disabilities or health-related fields is a priority at the CED. In-person, virtual and self-paced trainings with continuing education units (CEUs) are available to help build a workforce that is knowledgeable about how to best serve individuals with disabilities and their families.

Interdisciplinary Preparation for Students

Student trainees complete educational and clinical experiences at the CED North location in Morgantown, West Virginia. Trainees include undergraduate and graduate-level students completing academic coursework, clinical rotations, observations and volunteer hours. An undergraduate minor or graduate certificate in Disability Studies (DISB) are offered to students from all disciplines to support disability leadership. Training opportunities at the CED are individualized to provide trainees with experience in disability-related research and dissemination, clinical training, and services.

  • Disability Adovcacy Badge
    Badges in Disability Studies

    Earn micro-credentials in disability inclusion, advocacy and more. Available for students, staff and professionals. WVU affiliation is not a requirement.

  • Brazelton Touchpoints Center logo
    Brazelton Training Center

    Professional training which offers participants a strengths-based approach to support parents of infants and young children. In collaboration with IMPACT WV.

  • CED Ability Grand Rounds

    The WVU CED hosts a variety of state, national and international experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion. Free monthly webinar series.

  • Healthcare Simulations

    Simulations consist of lecture, simulated disability related cases, virtual simulations, and personal experience discussions with a panel of professionals and individuals with disabilities.

  • Self-Paced Trainings

    The CED offers several self-paced trainings for professionals, students, families and caregivers. These free courses are taken using interactive online modules and can be viewed on both computers and mobile devices.

  • WV LEND Program

    Preparing students, self-advocates, community members, and families to be leaders in the fields of disability education, research, advocacy and policy.