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AUCD 2018 Conference


Share Your Knowledge!

Have you launched a new program or published new research? Are you working on a collaboration or creative idea that others in the field should know about? We invite you to share your knowledge with colleagues from across the country at the AUCD2018 Conference!

Proposals are welcomed from:

  • Staff and faculty at UCEDDs, LENDs, and IDDRCs, or any other disability organization
  • Current and former trainees within the AUCD network and partner training programs
  • A self-advocate, friend, or family member of someone with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • An expert in the field
  • An engaging presenter with valuable information to share

We look forward to receiving your proposal for a concurrent or poster session!



Conference News


Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2018 Today

Deadline: June 15

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!


AUCD2018: You're Invited

Colleagues, I am excited to invite you to join me in Washington, DC, on November 11-14 for the 2018 AUCD Conference - We ALL Belong Here! Achieving Inclusive Communities. This year's theme has a strong message of belonging and inclusion. I cannot think of a time in my life when it was more important to remember, celebrate, and remind others that all human beings have value, and a right to be included in their communities. This means opportunity, access, and equity in education, housing, employment, healthcare, faith communities, transportation, activities, and all aspects of community living. I am very much ...


Seeking Conference Proposal Reviewers

Deadline: May 19. Timeline of Work: June 15-July 15, at your own pace

AUCD is seeking 80 network members to serve as reviewers for proposals received for the AUCD 2018 Conference. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the network while working to ensure a top-notch conference. All the work is done on your own time, at your own pace, in the comfort of your own chosen location, and online. We are committed to having diverse review teams, including self-advocate and family and trainee representation. Please consider serving as a reviewer AND pass this invitation along to others who you believe would be good reviewers.


View some of our favorite moments from AUCD's 2017 Conference!

AUCD 2017

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