Education and Training

The WVU 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 are provided through one-on-one consultations, group trainings, academic coursework, self-paced modules, and mentoring.

The CED trains 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. Making continuing education available to those already in the workforce is equally important, and the CED provides many professional development opportunities across the state.

Many of the CED’s programs have training components related to their area of expertise. Use the navigation below to explore training opportunities for students, professionals and parents/caregivers.

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Upcoming Trainings at the CED

  • 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.