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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: Calling Awards Nominations

Deadline: September 11, 2015

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



Become an AUCD Conference Partner Today!

AUCD Members Receive Discounted Rates Until August 1

Over 700 community leaders, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, professionals, advocates, and students will join forces in November in their commitment to change the world for people with disabilities and their families. Packed with workshops, meetings, receptions, and plenaries, the AUCD conference is designed to promote innovative thinking that will catapult disability policy, research, and advocacy initiatives to the next level.

Sponsors of the conference will have direct access to AUCD's $660 million national network of directors, researchers, practitioners, and advanced-level Fellows representing university based programs from every state and territory. Best of all, you'll join an increasingly dynamic conversation focused on the support, inclusion, and well-being of people with disabilities, and demonstrate your organization's commitment to this population.

Naomi Camper, Director of JPMorgan Chase's Office of Nonprofit Engagement


JP Morgan Chase & Co.: Supporting Leaders, Driving Change in the Disability Community

AUCD is honored to partner with JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm and a true partner to the disability community. As our 2015 Corporate Leadership Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase will support both the AUCD Trainee Policy Summit and Reception on April 12th, and our November 2015 Annual Conference: Growing Leaders, Driving Change. This premier sponsorship is part of JPMorgan Chase's ongoing commitment to advancing economic and social opportunities for people with disabilities and other at-risk populations.



AUCD2015: Submit a Proposal Today

Deadline: June 5

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. 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,