The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.
Upcoming International Events
Location: Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
Location: Washington, DC
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston will implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) International Fellowship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The goal of this new exchange program is to promote the growth of future leaders in inclusive education in countries and communities across the globe. The program will recruit 20 mid-career disability and education professionals from Brazil, Peru, Kenya and Tanzania and place them at partner host sites across the United States, including UCEDD and LEND. During their time in the U.S., Fellows will learn about policies and practices that have influenced inclusive education in the U.S. and will plan a project upon their return home. The program will honor the work of former Senators Bob Dole and Tom Harkin in the field of disability rights and inclusive education.
Continuing Resolution signed; Zika funding package approved; 21st Century Cures Act stalled; two new actions to further support working Americans; movement with the ABLE package; Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act intrdocued; and more
Newly Accredited Higher Education Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice
The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) is delighted to announce that our new 2 year certificate course in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice has recently been accredited by the University Council of Trinity College Dublin. The TCPID, in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin aims to promote true inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and encourage students to realize their full potential through higher education. The newly accredited programs means that students will now, for the first time, receive a formal qualification upon graduation from university.