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Florida Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation (FIDR)

Director: William Mann, PhD
Phone: (352) 273-6883

Mission – The FIDR advances knowledge through research and education in the area of rehabilitation of individuals to eliminate or minimize disability. Emphases range from studies on underlying mechanisms in the rehabilitation process, the improvement of body structure / function through active treatment and compensatory strategies to increase activity and participation, to the reintegration of individuals with disabilities into their families and communities following rehabilitation. The Florida Trauma Rehabilitation Center for Returning Military Personnel (FTRC-RMP) reflects a specific focus within the FIDR, to advance rehabilitation practice through research and education to meet the needs of veterans with disabilities returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.