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Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies (CCIDS) – Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. CCIDS was established at UMaine in 1992 to bring together the resources of the community and the university to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Maine and beyond.
CCIDS brings together the resources of the university and Maine communities to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Our statewide mission is met through interdisciplinary education, research and evaluation, community engagement, and dissemination of state-of-the-art information that reflect the guiding principles of inclusion, diversity, universal CCIDS is part of a national network of congressionally authorized University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities sponsored by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services design and access, and social justice. The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is a recognized administrative unit of the University of Maine. The Center’s main office is located in Orono on the University of Maine campus, with an outreach office located in Augusta, the state capitol to facilitate statewide outreach. The University of Maine is the flagship, land-grant campus of the University of Maine System.