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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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Schedule Congressional Appointments Today!

We hope that while you are in DC for the #AUCD2014 Conference you will schedule time to meet with your Members of Congress. We want your Senators and Representatives to hear directly from you about your work and why it is important to people with disabilities in your state and nationwide. We also need to build new congressional champions on disability issues. You will need to call your Members to schedule the meetings before you arrive. If you haven�t already done so, we suggest that you do this as soon as possible but at least a week in advance. Making appointments and meeting with your Members is easy! Just follow our simple steps...



AUCD Announces 2014 Trainee Scholarship Recipients

AUCD is proud to sponsor 20 trainees with scholarships to the AUCD 2014 Conference. The trainees selected come from 17 centers, and represent both LENDs and UCEDDs in over 10 disciplines.



AUCD Announces 2014 Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipients

The Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund was established to support emerging leaders in the AUCD Network with an emphasis on self-advocates, family members and early career professionals. Recipients receive a travel scholarship and registration funds for the AUCD Conference in Washington, DC, where they gain valuable opportunities in networking, mentorship, and professional growth.



AUCD 2014: Which concurrent session will you be attending?

You will have a hard time choosing which concurrent session to attend because they are all pretty fantastic. AUCD2014 features nearly 50 concurrents in over 25 hot topics including advocacy, clinical service, postsecondary education, employment, self-determination, and leadership!



AUCD 2014: New Plenary Speakers Confirmed

AUCD is pleased to welcome several amazing plenary speakers to our 2014 Conference! Don't miss out on these engaging speakers, register today!



AUCD 2014 Hotel Room Block is Full!

AUCD's block of hotel rooms at the Renaissance is full and they are not able to give us more rooms at our negotiated group rate. Please go to the Hotel link to see a list of hotels within walking distance to the Renaissance that might have space.

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AUCD 2014: Dont Miss Out on Early Bird Registration

Register by October 10th and be entered to win a free conference main registration fee! Two winners will be randomly drawn and notified on October 11th. Reserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference.