Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Emily Abby Liz Greta Karen Bjorn, Tom and Danny
Emily is 5 years old and shows how inclusion has already benefited her, her family, and her community. Read more
In her early 20's, Abby is an active and career-oriented young adult who personifies how self-determination and choice set a person on the path toward achieving their dreams and goals. Read more
For Liz, living in her own home and being employed are not unrealized dreams. Check out her Possibilities story and see how self-determination and support helped her reach her goals. Read more
Overcoming barriers and exceeding expectations has been a way of life for Greta. Learn about her inspiring Possibilities story as Greta speaks about her journey and experiences. Read more
Karen is a driven young woman who is blazing her own path. Click here to learn about her Possibilities story. Read more
Bjorn, Tom and Danny live, work and enjoy the outdoors together. Check out their inspiring story of teamwork, ingenuity and self-determination. Read more

About the Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is located on the campus of Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center.  DDI is the state of Michigan’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and is part of a national network dedicated to the development of inclusive communities, the enhancement of the quality of life of people with disabilities, and the enrichment of the field of disability research and service.