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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.


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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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AUCD 2015 Awards Presented to Outstanding Individuals

16 awards were presented to network members and friends at the 2015 AUCD Conference. AUCD is incredibly proud to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.



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.

Katherine Hastings with AUCD President Olivia Raynor


2015 AUCD Anne Rudigier Award

Katherine Hastings, MS

The 2015 Anne Rudigier Award was presented to Katherine Hastings, MS, at the AUCD Conference on November 17, 2015.

Samantha Goldman with AUCD President Olivia Raynor


2015 AUCD CORE Trainee Research Award

Samantha Goldman, MEd

The inaugural CORE Trainee Research Award was presented to Samantha Goldman, MEd, at the AUCD Conference on November 17, 2015.

Antonio and Johnny accepting the award


2015 AUCD Council on Community Advocacy Award

The 2015 Council on Community Advocacy Award was presented to the Community Partnership Advisory Council of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi at the AUCD Conference on November 17, 2015.

Jennifer accepts the award


2015 AUCD Gold Star Award

Jennifer Debes

The 2015 Gold Star Award was presented to Jennifer Debes, Legislative Director for the Office of Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), at the AUCD Conference on November 17, 2015.