About AIDD

 

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) is the Federal agency responsible for implementation and administration of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). Organizationally, AIDD is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is part of the Department's Administration on Community Living (ACL). AIDD's Federal FY 2013 funding for the UCEDDs is $36,691,455. Below is a chart that shows how the funding will be spent.

 Funding of 67 UCEDD grants @ $535,215 each      $35,859,405
 Funding for the Training and Technical Contract        $832,050 
 TOTAL      $36,691,455 

The national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (University Centers, UCEDDs) is a discretionary grant program authorized by Subtitle D of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Funding is provided to support the operation and administration of a national network of UCEDDs. Currently, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities funds 67 grants to 68 UCEDDs in every state and territory. UCEDDs perform interdisciplinary training, community service, research, and information dissemination actives. UCEDDs are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.

AIDD Organizational Structure

AIDD has three operating divisions:

  1. The Office of the Commissioner
  2. The Office of Programs Support
  3. The Office of Innovation