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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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AUCD2015: Submit a Proposal Today

Deadline: June 2

AUCD is currently accepting proposals for our 2015 conference. This call for papers includes submissions for concurrent interactive presentations, concurrent panel presentations, single presentations, and posters. Read more about the format and requirements for each event on the Presentation Details page, especially noting the revamped poster session formats. Proposals are welcomed on a multitude of topics on all things disability, including but certainly not limited to advocacy, behavior supports, disability studies, employment, health and wellness, leadership development, self-determination, technology, and much more.



#AUCD2014 Sponsors - Thank you!

Thanks to the sponsors at the AUCD 2014 Conference, our theme "AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement" was truly realized.



AUCD2014 Transcripts Available

Transcripts from AUCD's three 2014 Conference plenary sessions are now available! Read and remember the information provided and insightful thoughts shared by speakers such as Shankar Vedantam, Emily Ladau, Judy Woodruff, Melody Musgrove, Kathy Greenlee, Portia Wu, Senator Tom Harkin, and more! (Videos yet to come.)

Award recipient Jessica Jagger with family and AUCD Boad President Leslie Cohen


2014 Young Professional Award

The AUCD Young Professional Award was presented to Jessica Jagger, PhD at the AUCD Conference on November 11, 2014,



AUCD 2014 Awards Presented to Outstanding Individuals

18 awards were presented to network members and friends at the 2014 AUCD Conference. AUCD is incredibly proud to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.



#AUCD2014: Please take a moment to complete the 2014 conference survey

Thank you all for an amazing and energizing AUCD 2014 Conference! If you haven't already, please take a moment to complete the 2014 conference survey and tell us what you loved, what you could do without, and how we can continue to improve and build on this year's conference.

AUCD Executive Director Andy Imparato, Award recipient Ansley Bacon, AUCD Boad President Leslie Cohen and Past AUCD Executive Director George Jesien


2014 George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award

The George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Ansley Bacon, PhD, at the AUCD Conference on November 11,2014.