Research and Topic Specific Centers

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Research and Topic Specific Centers

Autism Interest Group is a campus-wide alliance of research labs and faculty whose interests lie in understanding and treating autism.

CODAC: Center on Diversity and Community is a unit of the Division of Equity and Inclusion, sponsoring a range of programs for individual faculty, graduate students, alumni and staff as well as capacity building initiatives with departments, colleges, schools and research institutes across campus.

Brain Development Lab Brain Research for Families. Our team, directed by Helen Neville, Ph.D., uses decades of research on neuroplasticity and child development to create and empirically test programs that create connections between children and their parents. We use brain imaging (EEG and MRI) in children and adults to understand how successful interventions may be changing brains.

Baldwin Research Lab We study a variety of topics related to the development of social understanding, action understanding, language development, and the interface between those domains.

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) The Eugene campus of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center is the Southern Regional Branch of the CDRC,OHSU-UCED in Portland, Oregon. It provides interdisciplinary clinical services for persons with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs. The Eugene Program is directed by Marianne Taylor, Nurse Manager.

Developing Mind Lab Research Developing Mind Lab examines children’s social cognitive development, in particular, how children develop an appreciation of mental states like belief, desire, and intention, i.e., theory of mind. We employ behavioral methods to study typically developing children and individuals with autism who experience impairments in theory of mind and executive functions.

The Disability Studies Initiative (DSI) Led by the UCEDD, the Disability Studies Initiative is a cross-disciplinary effort to establish a degree program in Disability Studies at the University of Oregon. Disability Studies aims to broaden students’ perspective of the continuum of human potential by critically examining the assumptions underlying traditional social constructs of disability.

Early Autism Research and Learning in Young children (EARLY) Our mission is to improve the quality of life for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. The institute is a collaboration between the centers and institutes of the UCEDD and OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University). The primary goals of the institute are to provide evidence based training, service, and research for students, families and the larger community.

Early Childhood CARES (EC CARES) is located within the UCEDD and provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children in Lane County, directed jointly by Val Taylor and Judy Newman.

Services are individually designed to address the special needs of the young child with developmental delays or disabilities and are available free of charge to eligible children.

Educational and Community Supports (ECS) ECS focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable and scientifically substantiated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Federal and state funded projects support research, teaching, dissemination and technical assistance activities.

Early Intervention Program offers an educational opportunity for Master’s and Doctoral students who are interested in developing assessments, training parents and school groups, and providing assessment and intervention for families including children from birth to age eight who have developmental disabilities and related risk conditions.

The major goal of the Early Intervention Program is to expand and improve educational and therapeutic services for infants and young children who are at risk and disabled and their families. Our program offers families a free online screening to track their child’s development both generally and in social and emotional skills

Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior (IVDB) The mission of the IVDV is to empower schools and social service agencies to address violence and destructive behavior, at the point of school entry and beyond, in order to ensure safety and to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy social development of children and youth.

The Mathematic e-Text Research Center (MeTRC) MeTRC’s mission is to learn how the printed materials used by teachers and students in mathematics classrooms can be converted into electronic forms, and how the increased capabilities in the form, function, and content enabled by this conversion, might increase access to mathematics, and improve student learning and achievement. We’re especially concerned with how such “eTexts” will impact students with learning or visual disabilities.

The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) is a federally funded research center investigating the impact of “supported electronic text” (or supported etext) on students’ comprehension of content area material. Supported etext is digital text that has been modified in ways that are designed to increase access and support comprehension.

The National Post-School Outcomes Center Our Mission is to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities. The results will be used for national, state, and local reporting and-most importantly-to guide and improve transition services to this population.

Oregon Research Institute Parents, teachers and interested consumers will find information on each of our research topics and on the programs we have developed in several areas, including teen depression, childhood behavioral problems, adolescent substance use, and managing chronic physical illness.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI) exposes learners to Oregon’s brightest minds, including emeritus and current faculty from UO and other universities as well as professionals from the community. Program offerings include lectures, short courses, ongoing discussion and interest groups covering topics from the humanities, the social and physical sciences, and the arts, in addition to issues of community and regional interest.

Secondary Special Education and Transition (SSET) is a multidisciplinary research unit dedicated to developing further scientific understanding of adolescents and young adults with disabilities and other high risk behaviors. Faculty within SSET conduct research, model development, and outreach activities to develop and implement research-based transition service that assist transition-age youth with meaningful employment, completion of post-secondary education or training programs, and living independently in the community. Research is conducted in collaboration with schools, service agencies, parents, and youth

Speech-Language-Hearing Center is a training site for graduate students in communication disorders and sciences. Student clinicians provide a broad range of speech-language-hearing services, including diagnostic evaluations and individual and group therapy. Services are provided on an adjustable fee schedule based upon need.

Technical Assistance & Consulting Services is an outreach unit in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. TACS offers technical assistance, consultation, training, product development, program evaluation, to state departments of education.