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Academic programs

The Shriver Center offers a number of educational programs that prepare future leaders and clinicians to carry out the important mission of improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Based on decades of research and community-based experience, our expert faculty has designed the following certificate programs, which can serve as the foundation for graduate degrees:


Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

LEND provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training to improve the health of children and youth with developmental disabilities.


Pathways to Inclusive Health Care (PIHC)

PIHC is an innovative program that trains future healthcare professionals to work with disabled populations.