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We support disability research, provide workforce training, and create an equitable future for all. 

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a national association that supports Network members in their research, training, education, and service so that together, AUCD and Network members can promote the quality of life, health, and well-being of people with disabilities.

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AUCD is a diverse Network of practitioners, researchers, educators, Emerging Leaders, people with disabilities, community advocates, and professionals.

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AUCD is a strong presence in every U.S. state and territory and grows leaders with the skills and dedication to make a difference throughout the world.

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AUCD promotes equity, where all people—regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and age—have access to a satisfying quality of life.

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The AUCD Network provided technical assistance to nearly 2 million people and organizations. More than 750,000 received continuing education and 155,000 families received clinical services such as an assessment or therapy.

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The AUCD Network produced more than 12,700 expert products including newsletters, books and book chapters, conference presentations, academic and online courses, fact sheets, and press communications.

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The AUCD Network trained 5,046 trainees in more than 48 disciplines such as audiology, physical therapy, social work, dentistry, child development, early intervention, amongst others.

All figures based on 2023 data.