UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric DisabilityThis Center conducts a series of research and training projects that focus on increasing self-determination for persons with psychiatric disabilities. The Center's current projects are composed of five core areas: (1) choices in treatment decision-making; (2) economic self-sufficiency; (3) consumer advocacy under managed care; (4) career development through real jobs for real wages; and (5) strengthening self-determination skills and self-advocacy. These core areas reaffirm that people with psychiatric disabilities have the right to maximal independence, which grows out of making choices in the decisions that affect their lives.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry
104 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5902