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 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aucd/collections/72157638590068583/).
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.
Deadline: September 9
We know the depth, breadth and expertise of our trainees, young professionals, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. Consider nominating someone from your Center or a valued collaborator for one of the 2016 AUCD awards.
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December 4-7 in Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
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.
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, MS
The 2015 Anne Rudigier Award was presented to Katherine Hastings, MS, at the AUCD Conference on November 17, 2015.