In support of CSD’s mission, the Center collaborates with departments and organizations across the University and State to promote access and awareness and serve as a resource to all members of the community. Following are some of CSD’s ongoing collaborations.
Best Buddies is an international organization that is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD). At the Storrs Campus, Best Buddies works very closely with the S.T.A.A.R (Students Transitioning Age Appropriate Routes) Program and Region #19 School District to identify buddies for UConn students. The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) has had a staff member serve as the advisor for the UConn Chapter of Best Buddies for the past 15 years.
The UConn chapter has one chapter meeting per month and one fun event, such as holiday parties, prom, crafting, and more! For more information about this organization and how you can get involved, please visit http://www.bestbuddies.org or email Christine Wenzel, Associate Director in the Center for Students with Disabilities at Christine.Wenzel@uconn.edu.
Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CPED)
CT Youth Leadership Project, Inc.
Department of Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Language and Cognition
- Ecological Perception and Action