The Institute for Human Development sponsors a number of programs that help:

  • students become better educated in issues and practices relevant to the disability community
  • community members gain access to disability resources

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    Student programs

    You can take courses at Northern Arizona University toward an undergraduate minor in disability studies, or one of our graduate certificates. As a graduate student you may also gain real experience working on an interdisciplinary team. 

    We also offer enrichment courses to individuals who want to expand their skills for working with children with disabilities.

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    Community programs

    The Institute for Human Development strives to make connections between the university and the community. Our community programs use university resources and knowledge to improve community assistance programs and to provide access to disability services.