Since 1969 IHDD has been a part of the UCEDD network and ranks as one of The UGA's oldest continuously-funded federal programs. IHDD works with people who have disabilities and others, to ensure that all people can achieve their highest capacity and quality of life.

Assistive Technology 

Promoting independence and optimizing the education, employment, daily living and social intregration of people with disabilities through assistive technology.  Learn More


We believe that employment should be the first and preferred option for all people, regardless of their disability.  Learn More

Family Support 

Programs that build confidence and competence of families to support and advocate for their member with a disability.  Learn More

Human Rights 

Promoting the recognition of people with disabilities as equal citziens with rights to a full and ordinary lives, without fear of exclusion or abuse.  Learn More

Friends and Places

Building relationships through ordinary living and active participation with family, friends and community.  Learn More

Research & Evaluation 

IHDD faculty and staff have a wealth of expertise and experience in conducting research and developing and evaluating programs for individuals with disabilities and their families. 
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For University Students 

The purpose of the Disability Studies Certificate Program is to provide the students at the University of Georgia with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become professionals and leaders. Learn More