The mission of the CEC-RAP Center
The CEC-RAP Center is designed to promote interdisciplinary contributions to the field of early intervention/education for young children with disabilities, communication disorders, and/or multiple risks focusing on the continued expansion of research and service delivery through collaboration with interrelated projects.
The major goals of the CEC-RAP Center
To be recognized as a major national source of research and personal development in early intervention/education for children with developmental delays and disabilities, communication disorders, or multiple risks,
- Have continuity, diversity, and growth of funding sources from governmental and private sources for research and demonstration,
- Offer support to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students by investing in research, leadership, and service-learning opportunities,
- Foster interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration in early childhood policy and program development within an engaged community, and
- Develop and maintain model programs for research and professional development.