Interdisciplinary Education Training Program
Full course description
Welcome, Trainees! The Interdisciplinary Education Training Program (IETP) is a leadership development program designed for undergraduate and graduate students working at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) as student workers, graduate assistants, or interns.
This online component of the training takes a multidisciplinary, lifespan approach to present values, history, and knowledge as a basis for evidence-based, best practices in disability services, supports, and policy. Throughout, the training is informed by the perspective and contributions of people with disabilities and their families.
After completing the modules, you will be able to:
- Discuss the mission & vision of the IIDC, as well as its national and state networks
- Contextualize the IIDC in its current form and mission
- Articulate the historical role of institutions, community life, and education
- Understand the evolving definitions (and limitations therein) of disability
Module Topics Include
- The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community: A University Center for Excellence
- The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community: An Overview of its History
- Indiana Disability History
- Defining Disability
Meet the Course Creators
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community conducts research, training, and technical assistance that touches thousands of Hoosiers annually. Institute staff work to advance improvement in policy and practice across the disability lifespan. The IIDC's mission is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service.