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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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2014 AUCD Registration Open

Reserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference. This year's theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.



AUCD Conference Proposals

Conference proposal acceptance notifications will go out
in early September

The proposal process for the AUCD 2014 Conference is currently closed and teams of peer reviewers are scoring proposals. Notifications will be sent out to the primary submitting individual in early September of 2014. Thank you for submitting, and we hope to see you at the Conference!



2014 AUCD Award Nominations

Deadline: September 8

Who do you know that deserves recognition? Nominate an outstanding individual, group, or program today for an AUCD award.



AUCD 2013 Awards Presented to Outstanding Individuals

18 awards were presented to network members and friends at the 2013 AUCD Conference. AUCD is incredibly proud to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Members of the 2013-2014 AUCD Board of Directors at the 2013 AUCD Conference in Washington, DC


AUCD Welcomes 2014 Board of Directors

Located in every U.S. state and territory, AUCD members are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change. The Board of Directors is comprised of members of the AUCD network elected by the membership: six individuals in leadership positions, seven individuals who serve as Chairs or Co-chairs of the Councils of AUCD, one individual representing network trainees and fellows, and four members at large.



2013 Conference Materials Available

Select presentations from AUCD2013 are now available (at the discretion of the presenter)! View the conference agenda at left, and select the day/time of the session in which you're interested. Most materials can also be viewed from the AUCD 2013 conference app on Guidebook.

Leslie Cohen, JD (right) accepts the gavel from outgoing AUCD President Julie Fodor, PhD at the 2013 AUCD Conference.


Leslie Cohen, JD, Inducted as President of AUCD

Ms. Cohen is Director of the Sonoran UCEDD at the University of Arizona and will serve as President of the Board for the 2013-2014 year. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs conducting research, training graduate students, and serving people with disabilities and their families.