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

2016 IASSIDD World Congress

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Monday, August 15, 2016 - Friday, August 19, 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Global Partnerships: Enhancing Research, Policy and Practice

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International Society on Early Intervention Conference

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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MN UCEDD Partners with University in India to Organize International Summit on Education

The Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) and Avinashilingam University for Women in Coimbatore, India, are co-sponsoring an international summit titled, Inclusion and Response to Intervention - A Global Perspective, to be held June 8-10, 2016, at Avinashilingam University. The summit is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Institute and the Department of Special Education at Avinashilingam, a collaboration funded by the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative.



ICI's Paula Sotnik presented at the International Conference on Child Rights and Sight Organization: Institute for Community Inclusion (MA UCEDD/LEND)

The ICI's Paula Sotnik presented at the International Conference on Child Rights and Sight at Yale University in New Haven, CT, sponsored by Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI). Attended by over 300 people, the conference covered topics including street children, poverty, child labor, kids with disability, child sex trade, international service learning, and women's rights. Sotnik presented on "Inclusive Policies and Practices," focusing on how kids with disability can access education and play equally with their peers using Universal Design (UD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Another strong focus described how UD and UDL strategies could be used to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.



UMass Boston Honors Local and Global Leaders in Inclusion (MA UCEDD/LEND)

On December 3, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, hosted its second annual Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards, which honors an individual and an organization making notable contributions to the field of inclusion.


AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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