Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) have been working to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Currently, sixty-seven UCEDDs in every state and territory are located in a university setting.

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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.


WVU CED Announces Interim Director (WV UCEDD)

Dr. Lesley Cottrell, professor and vice chair of research in the WVU Department of Pediatrics, has agreed to serve as the interim director of the WVU CED. Dr. Cottrell is co-director of the West Virginia Prevention Research Center and, from 2004-11, led the research component of WVU�s renowned CARDIAC program, which provided screening and intervention to tens of thousands of West Virginia children at risk for heart disease. She has also served as a member of the WVU Faculty Senate since 2005.


Northern Marianas Welcomes New UCEDD Director

The Pacific Basin University Center for Excellence for Developmental Disabilities (PBUC-DD) in partnership with the Northern Marianas College has recently hired Mr. Floyd Masga as the UCEDD Director for the Northern Marianas College.


The Center on Disability and Development welcomes Dr. Meagan Sumbera as the new Associate Director (TX UCEDD)

Dr. Sumbera has been with the Center on Disability and Development for over a year as the Project Coordinator for Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) and Bridge to Career (B2C) in Human Services. She earned her doctorate in Special Education Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Links

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Center for Cultural Competence

The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The NCCC is located at the Georgetown UCEDD, and AUCD member. View the site in Spanish at http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/espanol/index.html.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

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