According to the Minnesota State Demographic Center, the percentage of Minnesotans reporting one or more disabilities in 2015 was 5.0% for the age 5-17 population, 8.9% for the 18-64 population, and 32.0% for the 65+ population. Our state houses a vast network of service providers and organizations to ensure our citizens living with disabilities enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.
Study the infrastructure, policies, and services that affect the lives of children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Learn about how these organizations integrate and collaborate to reduce the incidence of secondary conditions, improve access to services, and eliminate health, social, and economic disparities.
This certificate program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and Institute on Community Integration (ICI) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). ICI is a federally-designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, committed to improving community services and social supports for persons with disabilities and their families.
This certificate has been approved as training for designated coordinators by the Minnesota Department of Human Services DHS. Candidates for state certification must complete additional requirements.