The Centre for Disability Studies is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1997.

CDS is a research affiliate with the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

Since its inception, CDS has focused on working with people with intellectual disability to improve the lives and outcomes of people with intellectual disability and their families. This has been achieved through national and international research and translation, inclusive education programmes, professional education and capacity building, accredited and non-accredited training and workshops, and specialised clinical and allied health professional service delivery.

Board meeting in the early days of CDS
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Research, education and health and clinical practice continue to be the core tenets of work for CDS in achieving its vision and mission.