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    Breaking Down Barriers Through Knowledge


    The Institute on Disability Awareness at Niagara University is a preeminent resource for new approaches, ways of thinking, strategies and solutions that intentionally foster inclusion, equity and quality of life for people with disabilities.

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The Institute of Disability of Disability Awareness (IDA) is a holistic training and education center on all aspects of disabilities and issues impacting individuals with disabilities and offered in a sensitive and inclusive higher education and professional development environment. The Institute provides online courses, live training, resources, programs, and solutions for individuals and organizations that fulfills a societal need of improving inclusion, equity, and quality of life for people with disabilities, their families, and the communities they live in.

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Disability Awareness

DA-101 is a prerequisite for the
Advanced Certificate Programs

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First Responders

Disability Awareness First Responder
Certificate (FRDA-201)

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Human Resources

Disability Awareness Human Resources
Certificate (HRDA-202)

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Education Professionals

Disability Awareness Education Professional
Certificate (EPDA-203)

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Hospitality Professionals

Disability Awareness Hospitality
Certificate (HPDA-204)

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Breaking Down Barriers
Through Knowledge

BreakING Down Barriers
Through Engagement

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Community Engagement

Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes — including public policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions — that directly affect people’s current lives.


Your donations provide the Institute on Disability Awareness at Niagara University funding to develop and expand the programs and resources that are needed to help others Break Down Barriers for people with disabilities.

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