The Center for Human Development (CHD)
CHD is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in Education, Research, and Service. There are 67 UCEDDs that form an Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.Learn More about the Center for Human Development
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Services (Coming Soon)
Children's Behavioral Health OEC
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Children's Behavioral Health (CBH) is dedicated to people who work with kids with challenging behaviors or mental health diagnoses have. The CBH courses are specifically designed to help gain the skills necessary to be successful while working with these challenging children.
Micro Enterprise Grant
The Micro Enterprise Grant (ME Grant) provides funds to qualified AK Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries to start a business, expand a business, or acquire an existing business.
Friendships & Dating
The Friendships & Dating Program teaches teens and adults, 16 years old and older, with intellectual and related developmental disabilities how to develop and maintain healthy relationships and prevent interpersonal violence. Friendships & Dating is a train-the-trainer program; community agency personnel facilitate the program to groups of teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in agency and community settings.
Work Incentive Planning & Assistance
The Alaska Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Project provides assistance to beneficiaries who are working at wage employment, self-employment, or who have a job offer pending. Assistance is offered to help understand the various work incentive programs that might be available, and provide advice about how to manage one’s benefits during the transition to paid employment. We provide both initial and follow along assistance to beneficiaries. Benefits Counseling and a written Benefits Summary Analysis (BSA) is provided free of charge.