Research and Training

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Division Director

Name: Mark Innocenti
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Office:CPD 107
Address:Research and Evaluation Center for Persons with Disabilities 6580 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-6580

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The Research and Evaluation Division conducts a variety of projects designed to discover, develop and validate new knowledge, better intervention techniques, and more successful training procedures. Staff conduct program evaluations for federal, state and local programs serving persons with developmental disabilities to assist decision makers in program improvement. Research and evaluation activities play an important role at the CPD and every division is involved in research at some level.

The Early Intervention Research Institute is one of the largest research projects at the CPD. EIRI is an interdisciplinary group of researchers currently funded by a variety of federal, state, and private grants and contracts to conduct research on efficacy questions and other areas of concern, to collect cost and cost-effectiveness data, to develop demonstration programs, to provide technical assistance, and to disseminate information regarding these activities. Currently, 12 different projects addressing different aspects of early intervention are being administered through EIRI.

The principle objective of the Interdisciplinary Training (IDT) Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities is to provide opportunities for students, from a wide variety of disciplines, to increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with children and adults with disabilities and their families as part of an interdisciplinary team.

With the growing trend towards collaborative interdisciplinary effort in the workplace, there is an increasing demand for persons with enhanced teamwork skills. Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extended the need for knowledge of disability issues to all employers, employees, and to the general public.

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