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The Developmental Disabilities Program funds research projects, participates in research around improving the lives of people with Developmental Disabilities, and faculty members sit on peer-review grant boards in the community.

Please see our awards page for more information, submission deadlines and eligibility requirements around our different awards and grants.


3rd Annual Developmental Disabilities Academic Research Day

The Developmental Disabilities Program will host their Third Annual Developmental Disabilities Academic Research Day on Thursday May 3, 2018.  The call for abstract submissions is now open.  

We invite any interested parties to submit an abstract for consideration.  Trainees and junior faculty members will be given priority for presentations.  Abstracts should be double spaced, and be a maximum of 250 words.  They should be typed in a minimum of 12 point font, preferably in Microsoft Word and submitted electronically to Sarah O'Flanagan at  

Abstracts should clearly summarize Study Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.  We will consider submissions for studies currently in progress, but we will give preference to completed projects.  

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.  

Please see the official call for abstracts in its entirety here;  call for abstracts, 2018.