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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As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the continued areas of discussion about services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been around residential supports. In this joint paper, AUCD and AAIDD provide an accessible summary of the research from the past 30 years and recommendations for residential services.
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (Illinois UCEDD) director and professor Tamar Heller has been named a University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Distinguished Professor.
New Report from CDC-NCBDDD
NCBDDD's new report describes the percentage of adults living with disabilities in each state and select functional disability types, and presents estimates of disability by select demographic groups. Health officials and other stakeholders invested in the health and well-being of people with disabilities can use this information to better understand and address the needs of this population in the United States.
On June 18, 2015, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (ME UCEDD) hosted a celebration to honor retiring Director, Lu Zeph, and four recipients of the Center�s 2015 Daring to Dream Awards. A photo album from the celebration is available on the Maine UCEDD�s Facebook page.
David Mank, director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, a federally designated Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, has announced his retirement. Mank has been director of the center since 1996.
The DD Act Partners: The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
wrote a letter to express dissatisfaction with the cuts to DD programs in FY 2016 Appropriations Bill
UNH Institute on Disability's RENEW Program begins a 4 year evaluation Process with Grant (NH UCEDD/LEND)
The Institute on Disability (IOD)at the University of New Hampshire is part of a research team led by the University of Vermont that has received a four-year, $3.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Science's National Center for Education Research to conduct a multisite randomized control trial of the RENEW intervention. The Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work (RENEW) model, developed by IOD staff in 1996, is a promising individualized intervention for high school students with significant mental health challenges.
This one-year initiative is funded by AIDD to enhance diversity and cultural competence of faculty, staff and students; cultivate partnerships; respond to increasingly diverse communities across the country; and develop strategies for continuing efforts.