About the Center for Learning for Leadership/UCEDD

The Center for Learning and Leadership (CLL) is Oklahoma's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). We are hosted by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. The CLL/UCEDD is a member of a national network of 68 UCEDDs. These national centers for excellence are funded in part by a competitive core grant award from the U.S. Administration on Community Living, Office on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Our CLL vision statement refers to "all" people and our mission refers to "partners." We believe in the value of people, having access, inclusion, and the opportunity for participation. "All" means all. We believe that every person brings unique gifts to the world. Without all of us, as a community, we are less than we could be. In the heart of the community, everyone belongs.

Mission. Vision. Goals.

VISION: All people with disabilities and their families are valued participants in community life.

MISSION: Partners making a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families through learning and leadership.


  • Pre-Service & Continuing Education: Educate students and professionals in disability-related disciplines
  • Community Services: Provide community-based services, training, and technical assistance
  • Research: Conduct community-based research and evaluation of issues important to people with disabilities and their families
  • Dissemination: Provide information about disability-related topics

Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD Sponsors

The Center for Learning and Leadership is sponsored by a competitively awarded grant from the US Administration on Community Living, Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and support from the OUHS Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development. Here is a fact sheet about UCEDDs sponsored by Administration on Community Living.

We hope you will explore our web pages to learn more!