The Tizard Centre is one of the leading UK academic groups working in learning disability and community care. Members of the Centre are selected both for their academic record and for their practical experience in services. The Centre provides short courses as well as degree and diploma programmes at the University of Kent, Canterbury and also undertakes an extensive programme of consultancy and research - both nationally and internationally. The primary aims of the Centre are:
The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Canterbury.