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WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Written by Legal Aid WV

07/16/2021

Did you know that 39% of adults in West Virginia have some type of disability and are more likely to be inactive, obese, have high blood pressure and smoke? The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVCED) is leading efforts to provide better services to West Virginians with disabilities through training, research and services. Established in 1978, the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) is located in Morgantown, WV, and has a satellite office in Big Chimney, WV, with staff located in offices across the state to better serve clients in their communities.  

The WVCED offers many services and supports for families, including a disability resource library, mentoring program, Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) supports, assistive technology, and specialized family care along with several other clinically based services. In addition, the WVCED provides health and wellness tips to prevent future illness or reverse any health risks one may already have. There’s also a “Resources” page on their website for information on a number of topics, including COVID-19 for people with disabilities, assistive technology, blindness/vision impaired, deafness/hard of hearing, medical and insurance services, mental health , TBI, and WV Medicaid waiver programs among many others.    

For more information about the WVCED and the programs, services, research projects, and resources they offer, please visit their website at www.cedwvu.org.  

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