Center for Disability Services awarded accreditation

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.

The center has been accredited for the maximum period of three years for its community integration, service coordination, supported living and adult day service programs by CARF International.

This accreditation decision reflects the center's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. 

The Center for Disability Services has been providing services to adults with disabilities in Kalamazoo County for more than 40 years, in addition to providing valuable learning experiences for students and interns at the University. 

CARF International

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that was founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. It establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. 

For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF website at