• Welcome Back!

    Although students and consumers were sent home in March, we have slowly been able to reopen our programs and services. Fall restart information

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  • Practicum students at Senior Day Services

    Experiential learning

    Our center provides students with an opportunity for innovative learning and discovery in the field of disabilities through internships, volunteering and student employment.

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  • Student employee helping a client

    Advocacy in action

    Community living services staff provide extensive, daily ongoing training and support required for individuals to participate and live in their community.

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  • Senior staff and participant

    Career oriented

    Many staff at CDS have been employed with us for over 15 years. Their expertise can be seen in the services provided as well as through staff training programs.

Welcome to the Center for Disability Services

For over 40 years, the Center for Disability Services has been providing services for people with disabilities. Today, the center is a multi-service agency that provides more than two hundred thousand hours of service annually to over 250 individuals. The center operates as a community service under the auspices of the College of Health and Human Services. The range of services for adults includes Community ConnectionsSupports CoordinationCommunity Living Services, and Adult Wellness Programs. We are particularly proud of our experience and orientation toward respecting the individual, and promoting their well-being. The center also provides WMU students with an opportunity for innovative learning and discovery in the field of disabilities through internships, field experiences, volunteering and employment.



CDS Coordinator and Faculty Member Earns Ph.D.

April 7

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Perez, Faculty Specialist and Coordinator of Community Connections at the Center for Disability Services, who successfully defended her dissertation in March. 


Center for Disability Services awarded accreditation

January 14

Western Michigan University's Center for Disability Services received the highest level of accreditation from a national organization that promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes of services for people with disabilities during an accreditation visit in November, 2020.