University of Alaska Anchorage

  • 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.

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Popular Programs 

Alaska LEND

Alaska LEND provides graduate-level interdisciplinary leadership training.

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Friendship & Dating

Friendships & Dating teaches adults with disabilities how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. 

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Alaska Training Cooperative

Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is a statewide cooperative effort to address workforce training needs. 

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TAPESTRY is Post-Secondary Transition Program for students with intellectual and cognitive disabilities.

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Children's Behavioral Health OEC

The CBH courses are designed to help gain the necessary skills to be successful while working with challenging children.

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MicroEnterprise Grant

The Micro Enterprise Fund strives to increase access to Micro Enterprise and self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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Work Incentive Planning and Assistance

The Alaska WIPA Project provides assistance to beneficiaries who are working at wage employment, self-employment, or who have a job offer pending.

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Moving Knowledge, Not People.

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Alaska GILD

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) supports the development of a health care workforce serving older adults.

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Research helps CHD provide ever-improving best-practice outcomes to community members, partners, and stakeholders within the disability community.

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