Broad Mission

Enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by:


  • Addressing the psychological, social and emotional well-being of these individuals
  • Using a life span perspective to address important issues from birth through adulthood
  • Conceptualizing all individuals from a holistic perspective which includes biological, psychological, social and spiritual processes

Primary Goals

  • Train and support professionals to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
  • Support research related to the psychological, social and emotional well-being of these individuals
  • Educate the SPU and local communities regarding challenges faced by these individuals and their families
  • Serve as a catalyst for a national forum for professionals, paraprofessionals and lay advocates for dialogue and training

To see the full mission statement for the Initiative for Individuals with

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities click here

 


 

 

 

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For more information contact:

Beverly J. Wilson, Ph.D.

bjwilson@spu.edu