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conference logo: navigating change building our future together

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.


2016 Conference News



#AUCD2016 Sponsors - Thank you!

Thank you to the sponsors of the AUCD 2016 Conference! Because of your participation, our theme of "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together" was truly realized.

AUCD Board of Directors (not pictured: Jack Brandt)


AUCD Welcomes 2017 Board of Directors

AUCD is governed by an elected Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members. On December 7, 2016, we thanked outgoing Board members for their dedicated service and welcomed the members of the 2017 AUCD Board of Directors.



Congratulations to the AUCD 2016 Awardees

The AUCD Honors Celebration gives us an opportunity to recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions in advocacy, research, policy, and practice that further diversity and create more inclusive communities for people with disabilities and their families. Comprised of 11 categories, the AUCD awards represent the 'best of the best' within our network, and local, state, and federal partners. AUCD congratulates this year's honorees for their commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families every day.



2016 Gold Star Award

Jake Cornett, MA

The 2016 Gold Star Award was presented to Jake Cornett at AUCD 2016 Conference on December 7, 2016.



2016 Anne Rudigier Award

Vanessa Diambou

The 2016 Anne Rudigier Award was presented to Venessa Diambou at AUCD 2016 Conference on December 6, 2016.



2016 AUCD President's Award

Karen Edwards, MD, MPH

Outgoing president of the AUCD, Karen Edwards, MD, MPH. was recognized for her work at the AUCD Conference on December 6, 2016.



2016 AUCD Service to the Organization Award

Outgoing members of the AUCD Board of Directors were recognized for their work at the AUCD Conference on December 6, 2016.