The Academy is the educational arm of the not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. We offer a wide range of accredited online and in-person courses, webinars, and hands-on programs with the common goal of improving patient outcomes. 

The Academy is committed to creating an inclusive, authentic and comfortable learning environment that celebrates and supports all learners. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality teaching regardless of race, age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation/identity, ability, religion, language or culture. Above all, we believe that everyone should feel safe, respected and welcomed when attending our programs at the hospital or online. We encourage the sharing of experiences and perspectives so we can learn from one another, and from our varied points of view.


Download 2022 Academic Calendar: HERE

Featured Learning

Pediatric Gait Course

Pediatric Gait (OSKAR) with Elaine Owen

Join us this October for a 7 session online course as we learn how to analyze typical and atypical patterns of standing, stepping and walking with full gait cycles. Advanced pediatric Gait course will be offered February 10, 2023.

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New Fall Webinars - Registration Open!

New Fall Webinars - Registration Open!

Our 2022-2023 Academic Year has begun. Check out the new webinars coming up including "COVID-19—Outcomes of Inpatient Rehabilitation and Impact on Individuals with Disability in the Community" this September 15th!

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Traumatic Brain Injury Course

Traumatic Brain Injury Course: 8 Sessions Online

Join us this October for the return of our popular TBI course as we explore disorders of consciousness (Rancho Los Amigos I-III) and the challenging Rancho IV population where behavior and agitation/aggression is often seen.

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Our Course Catalog

Learn from home! The entire 2021-2022 season is online.

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Sign up for a live webinar and we will automatically enroll you in the on-demand version if you miss it.

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