The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD) Honored with Partners in Advocacy Award

August 25, 2009

The Boggs Center, along with New Jersey Administration on Developmental Disabilities Network partners (NJADD), the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities and Disability Rights New Jersey, were honored with "Partners in Advocacy Awards" by The Arc of New Jersey. The Partners in Advocacy Awards to the NJ ADD Network and other honorees were presented at The Arc of New Jersey's 60th Anniversary on June 19, 2009.

About the Center

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center is New Jersey's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). As such, it is part of the
Association of University Centers of Disabilities (AUCD), a national network of UCEDDs sponsored by the
federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities work to achieve the goal of independence, productivity, self-determination, and opportunities for full participation in community activities for people with developmental disabilities and their families through the following activities, delivered in a culturally competent manner:

  • Interdisciplinary education of students and fellows at the graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate levels.
  • Continuing education for individuals who support or assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • Community and family education, technical assistance, and model demonstration activities
  • Applied research and policy analysis
  • Dissemination of information, research findings, and policy analyses