Center for Human Development

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The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (University Centers, UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory. Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state. 

The Center for Human Development has 4 major functions: interdisciplinary education, community training and technical assistance, research, and information dissemination. These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. CHD’s projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues. 

CHD serves as a bridge between university and community resources. The Center is housed in the College of Health and (COH) at the University of Alaska Anchorage.