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Institute on Disabilities at Temple University awarded $2.7 Million Grant

August 2017

Small group of smiling Temple students pose together.

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education has been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living and Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The grant will support the Institute's work in achieving its mission of "learning from and working with people with disabilities and their families in diverse communities across Pennsylvania to create and share knowledge, change systems and society, and promote self-determined lives so that disability is recognized as a natural part of the human experience."

"We are excited to receive this grant and grateful that we can continue our work in the community, in the university and across Pennsylvania," said Celia S. Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute. "Since the Institute was established in 1973, we have worked toward a society where all people are valued and respected, and where all people have the knowledge, opportunity and power to improve their lives and the lives of others. This grant will help us continue to build on our wide variety of programs and to partner with more people with disabilities and families, as well as policy makers, educators and other professionals in the Commonwealth."


The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, a Center within the College of Education, is Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education and Service, one of 67 in the United States.

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