We impact the world through research, teaching, and service

Our faculty members are engaged in cutting edge research and personnel preparation. We conduct research focused on issues related to the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities. These issues encompass applied and basic research questions to issues of social policy.

Our research activities are also aligned with our department’s commitment to exemplary teaching as we prepare the next generation of teachers and leaders in the field. Our research is also built on the values we hold for providing service to our profession and to the broader community.

Click here to see current grant funded research and personnel preparation projects that demonstrate how the SPED Department at Illinois is making an impact in the world through its research, teaching and service.