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The world needs to hear the voices of grassroots leaders with disabilities and family members. Their wisdom and advocacy will help advance issues that will make a difference for many. Help AUCD mobilize and lift up the voices that matter in our movement by bringing emerging leaders to Washington, DC, where they can be part of important events, testify in front of key Congressional committees, and bring their first-person perspectives to national conversations about the lives of people with disabilities.


Learn about the people brought to DC by your generous donations, and the impact they have on local and national issues.

Donate today to continue to support the voices of these grasrrots leaders.


Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund

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The Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund was established by the AUCD Board of Directors in 2013 with the goal of providing financial assistance to emerging Network leaders: self-advocates, family members, trainees, and young professionals; to attend the AUCD Conference. The Fund was created in conjunction with the retirement of Executive Director George S. Jesien, PhD, to honor his commitment to increasing leadership in the disability field.

The AUCD conference is a unique forum where emerging leaders will be able to learn from, share with, and network with hundreds of scholarly and community leaders in the fields of developmental disabilities, community organizing, public health, leadership, and much more. Current network leaders have found the AUCD Conference to be a momentous opportunity in their career as they get introduced to the leaders in the field and energize their career and leadership. This one event provides a national and international forum for exploring the latest developments in the field and connecting with peers and mentors.

Learn about the people brought to the AUCD Conference with your generous contributions.

Donate today to support emerging leaders within the AUCD network to attend the AUCD Conference and grow their leadership skills and professional networks.

Learn how to apply for an Emerging Leader Scholarship to the AUCD Conference. 



AUCD for All Galas


Join AUCD as we celebrate the people and programs that work every day to expand inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities. For more than five decades, AUCD's network of Centers in every state and territory has invested, through research, training, and advocacy, in improving the lives of millions of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities. The AUCD for All celebration brings together leaders who develop and sustain inclusive communities at all levels. 



Learn about the people brought to DC through your donations: 

DREAM Fund Recipients making an impact in DC

Emerging Leader Scholars at the AUCD Conference