The AUCD Network: Promoting Wellness for Persons with Disabilities

An abridged sampling for download and printing of wellness promotion activities

July 15, 2007

Download Here  Download and print this abridged report of UCEDD activities for the promotion of wellness for persons with disabilites here.


University Centers for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities are addressing the growing demand for wellness promotion activities for persons with disabilities in their communities by bringing together researchers, educators, and the public in innovative programs.


Following are brief descriptions of wellness initiatives going on across the country in different UCEDDs.

Colorado: JFK Partners, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center in Aurora

District of Columbia: Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University in Washington

Iowa: Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa in Iowa City

Illinois: Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois in Chicago

Kansas: Life Span Institute, University of Kansas in Lawrence

Kentucky: Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington

Maine: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine in Orono

Montana: University of Montana Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability, Education, Research & Service in Missoula

New York: Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York Medical College in Valhalla

Oregon: Oregon Institute on Disability and Development at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland

South Dakota: Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls

Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University in Logan

Wisconsin: Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wyoming: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming in Laramie