About Us

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The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities is a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability,Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to conduct state-of-the-art research and knowledge translation activities to improve opportunities for community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities.

Directed by Mark Salzer, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Temple University’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Temple University Collaborative seeks to:

  • target obstacles that prevent people with psychiatric disabilities from fully participating in their communities;
  • develop the services and supports consumers and communities need to promote full integration into all aspects of community life; and
  • expand the range of opportunities for people who have psychiatric disabilities to participate in their communities as active, equal members.

The Temple University Collaborative is based at Temple University’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.  Partially driven by the mission of the Collaborative, the focus of the Department is on the promotion of full community participation of individuals with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  The Department is Temple’s response to the increasing recognition by providers, consumers, administrators, and policymakers of the importance of community participation in promoting both the health and wellness of persons with disabilities and the economic and social health of community life.


Staff Listing
An overview of our current staff and partners

Current Research Agenda
View our center’s mission and how we plan on achieving it

View a listing of our partnerships across the nation

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