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GRC is a project of the University of Minnesota. The university is one of the largest universities in the United States with over 60,000 students in 18 colleges and professional schools. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is ranked in the top 20 of the 355 colleges of education in the United States, a distinction it has held for many years.

GRC is a unit of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). The Institute was established in 1985 on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. It is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD - pronounced U Said), part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country. The Institute is home to over 80 projects and 6 Affiliated Centers addressing disability issues across the lifespan. In addition, it carries out its work in close collaboration with two Partner Centers at the University - the Center for Early Education and Development, and the Minnesota LEND. ICI has an annual budget of 12.5 million dollars in external grants and contracts, and about $210,000 in University cash and indirect cost recovery. ICI enjoys extremely efficient and low-cost support in areas such as accounting; support for conferences, workshops and travel; assistance for foreign visitors; maintenance of shared conference space; management of publications; access to a full-time, on-site technical specialist; shared equipment; resources for staff development; human resources; graphic design support; etc.