The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Georgia State University (GSU) since 2008. CLD is located within the Center for Healthy Development and the School of Public Health. Our mission is to translate research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families.


Autism Acceptance Month

In recent years you may have noticed that folks have shifted to include both “Awareness” and “Acceptance” in April messaging. 2019 marked the full transition… more »

CAC Spotlight - Marian Jackson

Meet Marian Jackson, one of CLD’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) members!

Marian has been a member of the CAC for over two years. Her current… more »

LEND Spotlight - Rasheera Dopson

Meet Rasheera Dopson, a LEND trainee!

Rasheera started the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) course in August 2019 and it so far says it… more »