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Welcome to NCDET

The National Center for Disability Education and Training at the University of Oklahoma is a Department within Public and Community Services, a part of the College of Continuing Education within University Outreach. With a rich history of innovative training, direct service, and research in the field of disability, the Center delivers a variety of programs to advance the employment and independent living of individuals with disabilities.

Established in 1965, NCDET initially delivered short term, in-service training in supervisory and management skills to Vocational Rehabilitation professionals from across the country. Thousands of professionals from public and private vocational rehabilitation agencies visited the Norman campus to receive training from the former Rehabilitation, Administration and Management Program. Using that successful training program as a launching point, NCDET continued to develop coursework for rehabilitation staff of state agencies and community rehabilitation providers, specializing in cutting edge management and executive leadership training programs.

Since this start 40 years ago, NCDET has built its program through new grants and contracts with a variety of state and federal agencies and entities around a central, enduring mission to maximize the independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities.

Please explore our site to learn more about the programs and services offered by NCDET. Visit us often because we are building our site as we expand our programs.


Effective Training at Work, a 6-hour course on CD-ROM for job trainers, covers the essentials needed for supported employment job instruction.

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When jobs are open, applications for employment at the National Center for Disability Education and Training may be obtained through the University of Oklahoma's Human Resources Department, which may be accessed electronically at:

 Project Search

  Microsoft Word Example of the Project Search Application for school year 2011-2012. (DOC) 1.0 MB