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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You're invited to AUCD2014; Submit a Proposal by June 2!
The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Ink your calendars, get your submissions in, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.
"We All Should Have the Same Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream." Also featured: AUCD's Liz Weintraub
"Recognize the disability. Respect the ability� but imagine the possibility."
Amy S. Goldman, Co-executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Travels to New Delhi for UNESCO Session
In February, Amy S. Goldman, co-executive director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education, participated in the G3ict Accessibility Week in New Delhi, India. "G3ict" is the acronym for "The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology - Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Digital Age."
Senator Aline A. Yamashita and Vera Blaz from the Guam CEDDERS and others recorded an interview (121 minutes) for GMH's 'Heroes of Healthcare,' discussing the needs of and services available for young children in Guam, during the 'Week of the Young Child.'
A workbook-style document for individuals with disabilities as they think about what they need for a successful transition
Geared for individuals with disabilities, this paper was produced by members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) because they want to help people work together to support the self-determined transition of youth to adulthood and community life.
Six organizations commit to six goals by the end of 2015
At the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday night, Senator Harkin announced a new campaign led by six national disability organizations to achieve six national goals by the end of 2015, marking major anniversaries of the ADA and IDEA.
The deadline for APHA Disability Section Awards nominations have been extended to 12pm ET Monday, April 7. There is still time to nominate someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities or an especially dedicated student. Now is the time to nominate a colleague for one of the 2014 APHA Disability Section Awards!
On December 18, 2007, the UN General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, which was first observed in 2008. This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days that brings world attention to autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disorder that affects as many as 1 in 68 children, according to new estimates from the CDC.
In an effort to support the continued growth in postsecondary options across the country, Think College funded Statewide Strategic Planning grants to 18 UCEDDs in 18 states from 2010 to 2012. These $15,000 grants were funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.S. Access Board elected Sachin Dev Pavithran to a one-year term as its new vice-chair on March 12. Pavithran, director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program at Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities, was appointed to the Board in late 2012 by President Barack Obama.
Former network trainee now an integral leader of national disability initiatives
Aaron has almost 20 years of experience working with and for individuals with disabilities in both the direct practice and public policy sectors. AIDD provides financial and leadership support to organizations in every state and territory in the United States to ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families can fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life.
Now available online at www.iddtoolkit.org, the 'Health Care For Adults With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities: A Toolkit for Primary Care Providers' (IDD Toolkit) offers health care providers best-practice tools and a wealth of information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families.
The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has received a 2013 Exemplary Program Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) in recognition of 20 years of commitment to community engagement. APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 219 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations.