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2011 Conference in Review

"The Journey Continues: 40 Years Promoting Equity and Excellence through Research, Education, and Service" was another amazing gathering of self-advocates, family members, students, researchers, faculty, directors, and the DD Community.


2011 Conference Photos

View photos of the 2011 AUCD Conference: plenaries, meetings, trainees, awards, and gala celebrations.


2011 Conference Video

AUCD was pleased to partner with TV Worldwide for the recording of the 2011 opening and closing plenary sessions. Entitled, 'The Journey Continues: Where We've Been' and 'The Journey Continues: Where We're Going,' these sessions take us through 40 years of developmental disabilities history and ask emerging leaders in the AUCD network what they envision for the next 40 years. These videos are captioned and no registration is required to view them.


Save the Dates!

2014 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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2013 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

The 2013 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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2012 AUCD Conference: Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2012 AUCD Conference! We had a great time learning and sharing the newest in promising practices and innovations that shape the lives of people with disabilities and their families through research, policy, education, and service. We continue to post additional session materials, photos, and wrap up items on the conference website and in the app, so check back often, and save the date for Nov 16-20, 2013.

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About AUCD 2011

It has been 40 years since our network was founded. 2011 is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the last forty years, to face the challenges of today, and to imagine the future. It is important that we celebrate our accomplishments in advocacy, in education, in systems change, and in promoting self advocacy. It is also important that we recognize the issues and challenges of today and develop solutions and strategies that will continue the journey. And it is important to continue to envision the future.

The 2011 AUCD Conference provides an opportunity to celebrate the great strengths and capacity of our network... and to share those strategies in research, education, and service that continue the journey towards equity and excellence. Join your colleagues in this year's conference and help shape the future of the disability field.