UCEDDs

 

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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News

 

Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the continued areas of discussion about services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been around residential supports. In this joint paper, AUCD and AAIDD provide an accessible summary of the research from the past 30 years and recommendations for residential services.

 
 

Maine UCEDD Honors Retiring Director Lu Zeph and Four 2015 Daring to Dream Award Recipients

On June 18, 2015, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (ME UCEDD) hosted a celebration to honor retiring Director, Lu Zeph, and four recipients of the Center�s 2015 Daring to Dream Awards. A photo album from the celebration is available on the Maine UCEDD�s Facebook page.

 
 

Director of Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Announces Retirement (IN UCEDD)

David Mank, director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, a federally designated Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, has announced his retirement. Mank has been director of the center since 1996.

 
 

The DD Act Partners: The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

wrote a letter to express dissatisfaction with the cuts to DD programs in FY 2016 Appropriations Bill
pdf File DD Act program cuts letter to Senate - final.pdf [download]
 
 

UNH Institute on Disability's RENEW Program begins a 4 year evaluation Process with Grant (NH UCEDD/LEND)

The Institute on Disability (IOD)at the University of New Hampshire is part of a research team led by the University of Vermont that has received a four-year, $3.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Science's National Center for Education Research to conduct a multisite randomized control trial of the RENEW intervention. The Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work (RENEW) model, developed by IOD staff in 1996, is a promising individualized intervention for high school students with significant mental health challenges.

 
 

AUCD Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint

This one-year initiative is funded by AIDD to enhance diversity and cultural competence of faculty, staff and students; cultivate partnerships; respond to increasingly diverse communities across the country; and develop strategies for continuing efforts.

 
 
 

Related Links

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Center for Cultural Competence

The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The NCCC is located at the Georgetown UCEDD, and AUCD member. View the site in Spanish at http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/espanol/index.html.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.


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Events

2015 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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