Fellowship in Disability Policy Leadership


In 2001, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) established the Fellowship in Disability Policy Leadership.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to expand the knowledge and expertise of AUCD network faculty, staff and/or senior trainees through first-hand experience within the complex interrelationships that exist among national governing and regulatory agencies, institutions of higher learning and advocacy organizations.  To this end, the Fellowship provides significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration aiming to:

  1. Provide experience in the development of national policy and legislation related to individuals with disabilities, their families and those who work on their behalf;
  2. Broaden the Fellow's  knowledge of the AUCD membership, its work and issues; and
  3. Develop key relationships with other federal level organizations including federal agencies, associations, advocacy groups, and other public and private entities related to the disabilities field.

For more information on the AUCD Fellowship in Disability Policy Leadership, click here.


Former AUCD Disability
Policy Leadership

We are proud of the successes of our former Fellows in Disability Policy Leadership over the past ten years.  We invite you learn more about them and where they are now by clicking here.