Welcome to ECiDC!
Early Childhood Intervention Doctoral Consortium
The Early Childhood Intervention Doctoral Consortium (ECiDC) is federally funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to prepare 28 scholars from ten universities (IHEs) who represent four academic disciplines and 15 programs of study to become leaders in early intervention, and early childhood special education and related services (Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech and Language) for infants and young children with high, intensive, interdisciplinary, and individualized learning needs and their families.
The ECiDC grant is administered by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine through the A. J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. Participating IHEs include: University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado, Denver; University of Connecticut; University of Georgia; University of Hawaii at Mānoa; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Kansas; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Washington; and Vanderbilt University.