Since 1965, the IHDD has been Georgia's UCEDD, and ranks as one of The UGA's oldest continuously-funded federal programs. The IHDD works with people who have disabilities and others, to ensure that all people can achieve their highest capacity and quality of life.

Disability Studies

  • Providing students with an understanding of the largest minority group in the U.S., and sharing disability history, culture, and desire for social, political, and economic self-determination.

Disability Rights

  • The ADA is a civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same rights as any other American citizen. 


  • IHDD research is related to family strengths, early intervention, assistive technology, injury prevention, employment, and community living outcomes.


Sue Jamieson, Lois Curtis (standing) and Elaine Wilson (front); The Olmstead Decision Former President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act into Law.