Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) have been working to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Currently, sixty-seven UCEDDs in every state and territory are located in a university setting.

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OHSU UCEDD to host Complex Access and Communication Webinar Series

The UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University Institute on Development and Disability is partnering with the Assistive Technology lab at Community Vision to present a webinar series, Complex Access and Communication: A 3-Part Approach for Emerging Communicators. This webinar series will provide continuing education for professionals and caregivers to strengthen their skill set in utilizing augmentative and alternative communication methods. Webinar attendees will learn new techniques for supporting communication skills for individuals with complex communication needs.

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Project SCOPE National Training Initiative Launches Initial Cohort

Project SCOPE launches with an initial eight University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to address neonatal abstinence syndrome and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.

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NJLEND Fellows Visit Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University

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MCDD's Summer Learning Series

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute hosts a Summer Learning Series from early June through July. The series consist of full-day and half-day workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families. Our training mission is to increase awareness, knowledge and competency in a wide range of settings and across a number of categories of content.


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Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Center for Cultural Competence

The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The NCCC is located at the Georgetown UCEDD, and AUCD member. View the site in Spanish at http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/espanol/index.html.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

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