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AUCD 2018 Conference


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AUCD 2018 Thank You!

It was truly wonderful to see all of you who came to Washington, DC, for the 2018 AUCD Conference! The AUCD Family was stronger than ever as we explored inclusion and belonging while forging new and stronger relationships with one another. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your passion, expertise, and enthusiasm in the important work you do every day.


Watch AUCD 2018 Plenaries

AUCD is pleased to provide video of our conference plenary sessions, "From Concept to Reality - Inclusion for All" and "Achieving Inclusive Communities - Working with our Federal Partners."


Photos from AUCD 2018

The AUCD 2018 Conference was full of amazing moments to share. View our photo collection on Flickr and download your favorites.


AUCD Conference Word Cloud

Created by the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

During the AUCD 2018 Conference, attendees created buttons using words and phrases reflecting their thoughts on the conference theme, "We All Belong Here." Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities UCEDD high school trainee Danielle Kim and Director of Training Dr. Mirian Ofonedu took the words and phrases used on those buttons and compiled them to form a word cloud. The resulting visual shows the disability rights community perspective that was present at the AUCD Conference: a determined call for all to mean all and to disable the labels that disable.


#AUCD2018 in Social Media

Watch or scroll through the display below to view social media posts from the Conference! You can still post your favorite moments to twitter, facebook, or instagram using #AUCD2018.

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About AUCD 2018, from the Conference Chair

Amy Hewitt, Conference Chair, on "Tuesdays with Liz"


About AUCD2018

The AUCD2018 Conference brings people together to remember, celebrate, and remind others that all human beings have value, and a right to be included in their communities. In November we will share and learn from one another about ways to create opportunity, access, and equity in education, housing, employment, healthcare, faith communities, transportation, activities, and all aspects of community living. Join us at AUCD2018 as we come together, celebrate our achievements, and to recharge our commitment to achieving inclusive communities!