AUCD Logo

 

Welcome to the AUCD logo and graphic identity page. Here you can download the AUCD logo in various formats for use on the Web and in print. We also provide tips for AUCD member organizations to promote the AUCD brand.

Promoting the AUCD Brand
AUCD has launched an initiative to encourage its member organizations to collaborate in promoting the AUCD name and logo. By including the AUCD logo and language about your relationship to the AUCD network in your online and print communications you can enhance the promotion of your own program by:

  • Showing that you are linked to a larger, national network
  • Demonstrating that you have a presence in Washington, DC
  • Demonstrating that you have access to the experience and knowledge of a broad network of organizations doing similar work and the ability to call on those resources when needed

Following are tips for AUCD member organizations to strengthen their links to AUCD, build their own name recognition, and contribute to the development of the AUCD brand.

How to Promote the AUCD Brand

  1. Use the AUCD logo in your publications as university and institutional policies allow.
  2. Place the AUCD logo on your website with a link to www.aucd.org.
  3. Incorporate the statement below on your website, brochures and other publications as appropriate:
    1. "[Name of Center or Program] is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). AUCD is a national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities."
  4. Make sure that all staff and trainees are familiar with AUCD, its roles and functions, and your center or program's participation in the national network. A good place to start is the AUCD website at www.aucd.org.
  5. Make sure that members of your consumer advisory councils, board and other governance groups understand your center or program's participation in the national network and the role AUCD plays in cross-network collaboration.
  6. Incorporate the language "University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities" in your publications.
  7. Hand out AUCD brochures at your workshops and conferences. Contact the national office to request brochures. Call 301-588-8252 or email aucdinfo@aucd.org.
  8. Include a brief statement about your center or program's relationship with AUCD and the national network in grant proposals. For example, a few short sentences in the section on organizational capacity and the section on dissemination of funding may help you leverage the national network and improve your score on a proposal.
  9. Include a short article about your center or program's relationship to the national network and what AUCD does in your newsletters.
  10. For sample language, use the following descriptions of AUCD:
    1. AUCD Description (Long)
      The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. The members of AUCD represent every U.S. state and territory and include 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 43 Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and 19 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). Together, these organizations advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities, in support of independence, productivity, and healthy and satisfying quality of life.
    2. AUCD Description (Short)
      The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, located in Silver Spring, MD, is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
  11. Contact the AUCD National Office more information about AUCD branding initiatives and assistance in using the logo graphics.