Disability and Advocacy Major

We are passionate advocates for creating a more equitable world for those individuals who often see unfair roadblocks to inclusion in society. 

Community-Based Education

The Disability and Advocacy Major is looking for motivated and self-driven students who are interested in working with individuals (e.g., children, youth, and adults) with disabilities outside of traditional school settings. We support local organizations, and community settings by having our students experience working with individuals in diverse settings. In this program, you will go out in the community and do the work, not just sit in a classroom and hear about it.

At the end of your program, our graduates seek employment with local or state agencies, nonprofits, clinics, and many other settings. You will be uniquely prepared with an understanding of how community services and schools intersect. You will be prepared to work with individuals with disabilities and their families across a wide range of settings, not limited to schools. This program will also prepare you to provide direct services, such as supported employment and other related vocational endeavors.

Community Placement Settings Include:

  • adaptive aquatics;
  • community recreation;
  • animals for therapy;
  • applied behavior analysis clinics;
  • legal offices;
  • transition services;
  • housing and employment support;
  • and more.


Students in this program create their own concentration of elective coursework; suited for the goals you have upon leaving college. The catalog will give you more information about the program and the requirements.

Dr. Hart, program director

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Miller Hall 202E


Dr. Jeffery Hart
Program Director