Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services that promote the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities.

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May 30, 2024
Empowering Change: The Impact of Dr. Mire's Research on Autism and Family Well-being

As a passionate and dedicated Associate Professor of School Psychology at Baylor University, Dr. Sarah Mire has been a trainer for graduate and Ph.D. students aspiring to become scientist-practitioner school psychologists for more than ten years. Her journey in the field of psychology has been shaped by a deep-rooted fascination with human behavior and a commitment to understanding and supporting individuals with diverse needs. With a background in mental and behavioral health care spanning over two decades, she brings a unique blend of practical experience and academic expertise to her role. Her research interests, particularly in neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, have led Dr. Mire to collaborate with dedicated teams to explore innovative ways to support autistic individuals, their families, educators, and healthcare providers. 

May 23, 2024
Empowering Lives: A Commitment to Special Education and Impactful Mentorship

As a passionate advocate for educational psychology and the transformative power of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Julie Hrabal strives to positively impact lives with developmental disabilities and aid in advancing their goals. Her wealth of experience, scholarly achievements, and commitment to teaching and research are positively impacting the lives of individuals and communities with disabilities.

May 23, 2024
Recognizing Remarkable Contributions: Honoring Special Education Teachers in Central Texas

The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) recently held an appreciation dinner to honor and recognize special educators' exceptional efforts and contributions in Central Texas. The event highlighted these educators' remarkable work to positively impact the lives of students with disabilities in our community. Principals in the region were asked to nominate one teacher or staff who has made a significant contribution to the support and service of students with disabilities. The celebration was held on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center.

May 16, 2024
Church Under the Bridge Evaluates Disability Inclusiveness

Pastor Jimmy Dorrell discovered that even a church that prioritizes ministry to the marginalized can improve its ability to make people with disabilities feel more accepted and included. Dorrell recently participated in a workshop offered by the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities, in which church leaders were asked to evaluate how their congregations help people with mental and physical disabilities feel they “belong.”