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.
Amy S. Goldman, Co-executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Travels to New Delhi for UNESCO Session
In February, Amy S. Goldman, co-executive director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education, participated in the G3ict Accessibility Week in New Delhi, India. "G3ict" is the acronym for "The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology - Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Digital Age."
Upcoming International Events
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Join us in Lisbon for keynotes, exhibits, workshops, social events, seminars, the AAC Camp, and the Research Symposium - everything you have come to expect from an ISAAC conference and more. Enjoy the history and culture of the 'City of Light,; in the company of old friends and new.
Location: Vienna, Austria
The logo of the annual meeting 2014 is a part of a drawing of a Viennese artist who lives in a facility for autistic people. The logo is mostly conceived enjoyable. Although it seems that every horse has the same shape and looks in the same direction. However, in the original picture with its 91 horses, there are not two of them looking alike. From a clinical point of view we tend to prioritize the signs of pathology as we are trained to search for them. However, looking at 'the other side' of the picture is to observe it from an artistic point of view - one might be impressed by the differences within the similarities. Therefore the theme of the meeting shall remind us that each thing, every action, every kind of observable behaviour can also be seen from another perspective - it has an 'other side'.