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.
Get the facts on the Disability Treaty, see what disability and veterans organizations support the treaty, and read some of the media response to the treaty's defeat in the Senate
On May 16, ten disability and veterans organizations presented a webinar on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, why the treaty is important and what you can do to support it.
On April 23, 2013 the National Council on Disability heard testimony from the disability rights community regarding their work on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Upcoming International Events
IASSID 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference: Multiformity and diversity: Combing indiviudal care and community-based supportsThursday, August 22, 2013 - Saturday, August 24, 2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Location: Seattle, WA
The Symposium on Disability, Technology and Rehabilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries will bring together researchers, clinicians, consumers, consumer led organizations, technology developers and providers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders who focus on improving and increasing access to technology and rehabilitation products and services with the goal of ensuring full inclusion and participation for people with disabilities in low-resourced communities in low and middle income countries.
Location: Padova, Italy
Times characterized by marked uncertainty, such as those we are currently experiencing, require promoting individuals' resilience against adversities, studying and teaching how to accept a delay in reinforcements and satisfactions, and transforming indecision and uncertainty into opportunities. Such times require teaching how to influence choices of stakeholders in order to guarantee future generations living conditions filled with meaning and of high quality.