Elizabeth M. Boggs Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center is New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). As such, it is part of the
Association of University Centers of Disabilities (AUCD), a national network of UCEDDs sponsored by the
federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). AIDD is in the Administration for Children and Families within the US Department of Health and Human Services.
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities work to achieve the goal of independence, productivity, self-determination, and opportunities for full participation in community activities for people with developmental disabilities and their families through the following activities, delivered in a culturally competent manner:
- Interdisciplinary education of students and fellows at the graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate levels.
- Continuing education for individuals who support or assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
- Community and family education, technical assistance, and model demonstration activities
- Applied research and policy analysis
- Dissemination of information, research findings, and policy analyses
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center Activities
The Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series is a community and continuing education program provided for state agencies, community provider agencies, people with disabilities, and family members to enhance their knowledge and skills in innovative approaches and state-of-the-art practices for people with developmental disabilities. Eight sessions are held per year, attended by over 1,500 people. Nationally known speakers with expertise in their field serve as faculty for the program, each conducting a morning presentation and providing technical assistance in an afternoon forum.
Included in this online Training Calendar are training courses and other opportunities sponsored by The Boggs Center. In addition to the events listed, The Boggs Center is also providing training directly to school districts, employment agencies, provider agencies, people with disabilities, and families.
Some professional organizations require their members to participate in professional development activities to increase their expertise in their practice or field and to keep their licenses current.
Continuing Education (CE) is the term used to recognize the activities approved by certain organizations for professional development.
Continuing Education earned through this program cannot be used for college credit.
The Boggs Center prepares students to support individuals with disabilities and their families and to work in New Jersey’s service delivery system through yearlong traineeships, internships, research projects, and course work.
In addition to these programs, Boggs Center faculty and staff teach courses; serve as guest lecturers; supervise practica, student projects, internships or field placements; and advise on papers, theses and dissertations.