The Institute was founded in 2010 as a collaborative partnership between the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. Both are a part of a larger network of 67 Centers throughout the United States that are Universities Centers of Excellence in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (UCEDDS)
The Institute has a national reach with experienced Person Centered Thinking Trainers and Mentor Trainers who bring different approaches to the training content based on their experiences.
With three Mentor Trainers, the Institute has the capacity to certify Person Centered Thinking trainers from numerous organizations bringing person centered practices into the framework of how these organizations provide training. (learn more)
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