The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), which moved to Georgia State University in August 2008. CLD is housed within the Center for Healthy Development. CLD is one of 67 programs in the country funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services.
CLD is one of two UCEDDs in Georgia; the Institute on Human Development and Disability is located at the University of Georgia.
The major activities of CLD include:
- Community education and technical assistance to people with developmental disabilities, family members, service providers, educators, and professionals on a range of topics, such as positive behavior support, person-centered planning, autism, individuals services and supports, and the SafeCare® training model
- Research on implementation of evidence-based practices and the policies that support them
- Disseminating information about services, supports, and resources for people with developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, service providers, and families
- Advocacy and leadership training
- Educational opportunities for graduate students, professionals, and advocates