KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A lot can happen in a year. On March 16, 2020, amid a growing public health crisis, Western Michigan University began distance education. Students, faculty and staff worked quickly to find new ways to learn, teach and create, facing challenges head-on as they traversed uncharted territory sparked by the global pandemic. At the same time, Broncos stepped up to support the community, creating and donating personal protective equipment for front-line workers and banding together to feed students in need.
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 Connections, Supports Coordination, Community 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.