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.
Upcoming International Events
Location: Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Global Partnerships: Enhancing Research, Policy and Practice
This official US delegation from the Department of State traveled to China to discuss and share ideas and thoughts about disability rights, employment and inclusive education for children and adults with disabilities. The director of the Institute for Community Inclusion, Dr William Kiernan, was honored to join other prominent leaders in the disability field.
Zika funding, health equity, civil rights in education, Perkins Act hearing, CRPD news, new Tuesdays with Liz published and more.
HHS announces funds for the construction, renovation and expansion of 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its fiscal year 2015 annual report; Department of Justice announced a new Accessible Technology Section; and more