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.


Our Voices: Makenzie Suttles

Mackenzie Suttles is a current student in our Counselor Education & Practice Doctoral Program. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in 2016… more »

Staff Spotlight - Josephine Mhende

Meet Josephine Mhende, a Research Coordinator at CLD!

Josephine started working with CLD as a practicum student completing her graduate internship hours, and later joined… more »

CAC Member - Kate Brady

Meet Kate Brady, one of CLD’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) members!

Kate has been a member of the CAC since 2015. She has worked in… more »

Is My Teen's Behavior Typical?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

In this parent video, we share examples of behavior changes that are typical during adolescence and behavior changes that… more »