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Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC DHD students, faculty and staff holding a banner in a parade that says UIC celebrates disability pride! Listed under these words: Institute on Disability and Human Development; Disability and Human Development College of Applied Health Sciences; Great Lakes ADA Center; Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Disability Studies Student Council, Department of Disability and Human Development. On each side of the banner is a circle with UIC in the middle.

 

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD), University of Illinois at Chicago offers the first PhD program dedicated to Disability Studies in the United States and one of only a few in the world.  We are the only department in the disability studies field that provides a path from Minor to PhD and anything in between.  We are home to innovative research centers and renowned leaders in the field of disabilities, including Illinois’ only federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.

Our diversity is profound with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and countries around the world. We are committed to integrating research and academics with community engagement, and emphasize universally-designed instruction and the expression of disability pride.

DHD graduates are finding careers ranging from academic appointments in the burgeoning field of disability studies, to leadership positions in social service and governmental agencies, to advocacy positions in countries around the world.

Contact information

Office of Student Affairs (M/C 626)
Department of Disability and Human Development
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road
207 Disability, Health and Social Policy Building<
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: (312) 996.1508
TDD: (312) 413.0453
Email: dhdosa [at] uic {dot] edu
Website: http://go.uic.edu/DHDPhD
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UICDHD/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/idhd_uic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dhd.uic/

Faculty

Courses

Catalog UIC DHD Disability Studies Courses

Events

UIC Department of Disability and Human Development Events Calendar