Completed Programs

Since its inception in 1973, many programs have been developed at the Institute. Below is a list of some past programs which have concluded.

  • Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking: Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Settings (C2P2 FL)
    A leadership development program focusing on non-traditional settings and presented in non-traditional formats, utilizing social media, online learning and virtual meetings. A number of webinars from this program are available on our Resources page.

  • Inclusive Leadership in Action
    The goal of this program was to promote and facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities on decision-making bodies of generic community organizations, through the development and dissemination of tools and resources. Find Inclusive Leadership in Action webinars on our Resources page (in Board Inclusion category).

  • Supported Leadership
    The Supported Leadership Initiative assisted organizations interested in building diverse boards and committees by helping to develop the necessary supports and resources to make meetings more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Take 5
    This program helped faith based or community organizations to develop volunteer program to offer occasional respite for families of children with special health care needs, including a disability or chronic illness.

  • Access Beyond the Stacks
    Provided at least five local participating libraries with equipment to encourage and assist individuals with vision impairment to return to their libraries and more effectively use this valuable community resource.

  • Get Real
    The Regional Education Assisting Life Long Learning program—or "Get REAL"—provided specialized equipment for people with visual impairment to select libraries and bookmobiles across Pennsylvania.

  • Beyond Inclusion
    Beyond Inclusion was a "summer institute" designed for professionals, administrators and teachers in Philadelphia schools and surrounding areas, school community members and parents. The annual, 3-day event welcomed experts in the field to present their perspective on a variety of topics associated with schools, education, and teaching.

  • Ensuring Higher Education for ALL
    Three-year demonstration project funded by a grant from the US Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education, Ensuring Higher Education for ALL was focused on increasing the retention rate of students with disabilities at Temple University.

  • The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families
    For ten years "The Partnership" provided training, mentoring, technical assistance and leadership development to families and self-advocates across Pennsylvania. Operations ceased in December 2014.


If you have questions about these or other Institute programs, please email us:

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service