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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 Registration Is Open

Deadline: October 30

Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.



AUCD Conference Scholarships Available

For Emerging Leaders and Network Trainees; Deadlines 09-18 & 10-02

AUCD places great importance on having a diverse group of participants at the AUCD Conference. We seek to make the conference and all information presented as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and recognize that cost can often be a barrier to attending. AUCD features significantly reduced registration for students, individuals with disabilities, and family members of individuals with disabilities. As funding allows, we also offer a limited number of travel scholarships; learn about the opportunities available this year and see if you qualify to apply.



2015 Conference Proposal Notifications

There's been another amazing response to the 2015 Call for Proposals. The level of work and breadth of topics has been fascinating to read. Teams from the network reviewed all 300+ proposals and AUCD has sent notifications to all who submitted. Be sure to check your email; if you cannot find your notification, please email Crystal to get it re-sent.



FCC Chairman Wheeler to Speak at AUCD 2015 Conference

On Tuesday, November 17, AUCD will host FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler as he speaks about his efforts to enforce the ADA and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, his personal experience as a parent of a young adult with an intellectual disability, and future initiatives at the FCC to increase access for all.



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.