The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.
The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the UMass Boston (MA ICI UCEDD) Announces Official Opening
New school receives unanimous approval from the MA Board of Higher Education, prepares for first class this spring
The new School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) received full approval for its curriculum in both masters and doctoral programs in global inclusion and social development from the MA Board of Higher Education. With this exciting news, the school is now officially open and accepting applications for its first masters class in January 2014.
The independent living movement in South Korea is young, vibrant and ready to make South Korea accessible for all people with disabilities. In August, Dr. Craig Ravesloot, Director of Rural Health Research for the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, supported that vision by conducting Living Well with a Disability facilitator training in Seoul. More than 85 staff and directors from Centers for Independent Living (CIL) attended the training.
The Council on Developmental Disabilities, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities along with the Autism Society of the CNMI and the Coalition on Anti-Stigma of Mental Illness hosted the first Self-Advocacy Summer Camp on July 22, 2013, on the three islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.