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.



Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) Member Leads Affordable Housing Partnership

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) member Jaco Hamman, Ph.D., associate professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School, is leading the development of an affordable housing model that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is believed to be the first of its kind in Tennessee. Located in the Chestnut Hill area, Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt provides low-cost housing to eight students and three individuals who are all on the autism spectrum.*



Young Adults with Autism Show Improved Social Function Following UCLA Skills Program (CA UCEDD)

Gains from 'PEERS' training persist 16 weeks later

Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers.


Upcoming Events

2015 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.