Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) have been working to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Currently, sixty-seven UCEDDs in every state and territory are located in a university setting.
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Orders must be placed by 11:59pm March 22.
Show your AUCD pride by purchasing the 2015 trainee-designed t-shirt! It's perfect for the Disability Policy Seminar and local Center events. Many thanks to the 20+ people who submitted designs, and congratulations to Angela from Westchester, NY and Brandon from Iowa for contributing to the winning design.
Last month, Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD, GCS of Montana's Rural Institute MonTECH programs, presented information at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Indianapolis, IN.
AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the OHSU UCEDD Community Engagement Grant Program. The OHSU UCEDD, in collaboration with their advisory board, the Community Partners Council, is committed to activating organizations across the State to engage people with disabilities in their communities. To further these goals, the CPC annually solicits applications to fund projects with this focus.
The Life Histories Project at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Vermont's UCEDD, has been busy this last year collecting new stories from Vermonters with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Dan (Dalun) Zhang has been selected as Director of the Center on Disability and Development (CDD) at Texas A&M University
Dr. Dan (Dalun) Zhang has been selected as Director of the Center on Disability and Development (CDD) at Texas A&M University, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Since 1996, Dr. Zhang has dedicated his career to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities via research, service, and doctoral instruction and mentorship.
Andrew Imparato Visit Kicks Off the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (TN-UCEDD, LEND) 50th Anniversary Festivities
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 and kicked off the festivities with a highly anticipated lecture by Andrew Imparato, J.D., executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Imparato delivered the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative lecture titled "The Future of Disability Policy," and spent two days with a packed schedule of conversations with VKC leadership, faculty, staff, and community partners.
President Obama has just released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to the Congress. The budget includes many funding requests to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, including throughout the AUCD Network.
AUCD Welcomes Zipporah Levi-Shakleford (VA LEND) as the 2015 Assistant Virtual Trainee
Zipporah Levi-Shackleford is AUCD's first Assistant Virtual Trainee. Together with Virtual Trainee Laurel Geist, she will help to strengthen a virtual network and group identity among AUCD trainees. Zipporah is a family trainee at the VA LEND, owner of a disability consulting business, and the mother of four children, three of whom have special needs.
The popular "In Brief" brings the latest in disability policy to your email or social media feed every Monday. We've redesigned and reprogrammed In Brief, making it easier to find, read, share, and subscribe. View the first issue of 2015, covering the start of the 114th Congress and litigation on the Department of Labor's Home Care Rule.
"Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All" is a brief weekly video spot produced by AUCD featuring policy staffer Liz Weintraub discussing current disability policy issues. These videos are a compliment to AUCD's popular written publication of "AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief" and are designed to make oftentimes complex policy issues more easy for everyone to understand.