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AUCD 2013: Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World


This year's AUCD Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.


See AUCD 2013 in review by pressing “play” above, or viewing directly on the Flickr website here (


AUCD Conference Opening & Closing Plenary Videos

Were you inspired by the opening and closing plenary speakers at AUCD2013? Did you want to find out more about what they said about diversity, equal opportunity, or CRPD? You're in luck - you can watch the plenary sessions in their entirety, or download the transcripts! Simply click the image below to visit the WebAbleTV website to access the material.

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Thanks for a Great AUCD2015 Conference!

We had a great time at #AUCD2015 and hope you did too. There were tons of great ideas shared and new connections made--it was clear that all 800+ people in attendance were passionate about growing leaders and driving change! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your participation, expertise, and enthusiasm for the network and all that we collectively do.



Tell Us Your Thoughts About #AUCD2015

Conference Survey due 12/04

Let us know your favorite moments, things you'd change, and ideas for future AUCD Conferences by completing our online survey, or through the link in your conference app. Your responses are vital as we begin planning for AUCD2016.



AUCD 2015 Impressions, Day 2

by Sara Luterman

Everyone deserves to have access to an environment where they can develop the skills they need to be more independent adults, regardless of disability status. College is a great place to do that, if we'll give people a chance. Time and time again, it's been proven that given opportunities, people with disabilities can do extraordinary things.



AUCD Annual Report 2015

AUCD is a network of people, with and without disabilities, who are passionate about growing the next generation of leaders and driving positive change for people with disabilities and their families. In this 2015 annual report, we highlight six people who exemplify what it means to be an AUCD member. Their stories of leadership, scholarship, teaching, research, family, and personal achievement are but a small sampling of the activities that happen at AUCD member centers and programs across the country every day. We know you will be as inspired as we are with their stories, and we invite you to join us as we collaborate to advance the well-being of all people with disabilities and their families.



AUCD 2015 Impressions, Day 1

by Sara Luterman

Privilege is not a uniform unit of advantage in a cheerful candy shell. There are a thousand different types of people who are underserved in a thousand different ways.



AUCD 2015 Conference App Available

AUCD has again partnered with Guidebook to bring you the entire conference agenda and more on your mobile device, for free! Download the guide to plan your day with personalized schedules, browse exhibitors, view maps of the hotel and surrounding area, view the attendee list and connect with people before you arrive, access exclusive online content, and much more. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7, laptop, and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site.



DJ Patil, PhD, to Headline AUCD Conference Plenary

Chief Data Scientist in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In a coffee table conversation, Dr. Charlie Lakin will interview Dr. Patil about the Obama Administration's approach to using data science and big data to influence policy. How can we use data science to inform and drive changes in policy for children and adults with disabilities, and what are the limitations of this kind of an approach?