For over 30 years, the Center for Disability Services has been providing quality services to 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. CDS operates as a community service under the auspices of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. The range of services to both children and adults includes Skill Building AssistanceSupports CoordinationCommunity Living Services and Senior Adult Day Services. We are particularly proud of our experience and orientation toward respecting the individual, and promoting their well-being. CDS also provides WMU students with an opportunity for innovative learning and discovery in the field of disabilities.

News and Announcements

Fall 2015 Center for Disability Services Newsletter

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Center for Disability Services in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. This newsletter offers updates on programs, services, academics, faculty, staff and student achievements, campus events and other items of interest for the WMU and Kalamazoo communities.

CDS staff partner with Psychology

Psychology Faculty specialist, Jon Baker, and doctoral candidate, Chris Walmsley (pictured right) have recently partnered with the Center for Disability Services (CDS).

Ulster University visits CDSUniversity of Ulster logo

Occupational therapy students and faculty from Ulster University in Northern Ireland recently visited WMU and toured the Center for Disability Services.

Consumer chosen for United Way campaignJenny from Healthy Lifestyles

Because of her success with CDS’s United Way funded Healthy Lifestyles program, Jenny was chosen to be a face of the 2015 United Way Campaign.




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