Boling Center Mission and Goals

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote, support, and enhance the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in the community. Guided by these values, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) serves the state of Tennessee, the region, and the nation.

Our Goals

The mission is embodied in the needs-based goals and activities of the UCEDD and of its faculty and staff. The goals of the UCEDD are to:

  • develop and provide exemplary, coordinated, person-centered supports and services to individuals of all cultures and their families
  • provide excellent, relevant interdisciplinary training
  • disseminate information, products, and plans to consumers, professionals, agencies, and policy makers
  • serve as advocates and agents for meaningful systems change on local, state, and national levels
  • develop and conduct relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary clinical research, and
  • provide technical assistance to individuals, groups, agencies, and policy makers in the priority area of inclusion and self-direction

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Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097