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We want to make sure that you have the tools and resources you need to be successful in the AUCD Network as an Emerging Leader. The Emerging Leader User Guide will connect you with the Emerging Leaders Community, upcoming events, research and updates across the Network, and opportunities to join Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Visit the AUCD Emerging Leaders Community website

Read the latest news

Sort news items by topic area to find relevant updates and resources.


Attend an upcoming event

From webinars to in-person events, find an event of interest.


AUCD Councils

The AUCD Board of Directors established five Councils to help address emerging trends and issues, and to communicate and engage with AUCD Network members. Learn more about each Council and join one today.

AUCD Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are made up of individuals that have common topical interest such as emergency prep, family support, assistive technology, and so on. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the AUCD Network as well as external partners and stakeholders. SIGs allow Network members to meet and discuss critical topics in the disability field. SIGs meet virtually throughout the year and in person annually at the AUCD Conference. Trainees are encouraged to join one or multiple SIGs.

Join a Special Interest Group