Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
Gain important skills to provide services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Our online program prepares students from a variety of disciplines using an interdisciplinary and lifespan approach. Students explore topical areas such as aspects of intellectual and developmental disabilities, supported decision-making, leadership, mentorship, advocacy, research, systems change, policy and addressing inequities across life domains.
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate have become leaders in early childhood, education, employment, health, gerontology, assistive technology, evaluation, research and policy.
At a Glance
Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)
Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities overview
What You'll Learn
Students will learn from individuals with disabilities, family members, and professionals who are active practitioners in their respective fields.
- Specialized Healthcare Services & Financing
- Inclusive Education
- Behavioral Supports
- Employment Options for those with Disabilities
- Assistive Technology
- Community Living
- Aging with a Disability
- Organizational Development and Theory
- Group Facilitation
- Research and Proposal Development
- HDI 600 Interdisciplinary Approaches
- HDI 602 Interdisciplinary Supports
- HDI 603 Practicum
- HDI 604 Interdisciplinary Leadership Seminar
- Elective class
How to Apply
Licensure & Authorization
Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa.AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.