The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.


Upcoming International Events

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

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Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

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Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (HI UCEDD)

Launching RDS Journal's open-access issue with special forum, 'Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders,' with Guest Editors Dr. Holly Manaseri & Dr. Josh Bornstein. Including a featured Editorial by RDS Forums Editor Dr. Jenifer Barclay, a first-person creative works perspective, and our ongoing effort to highlight the latest in Disability Studies dissertations and abstracts.



Sheryl Lazarus (MN UCEDD) Testifies Before U.S. Helsinki Commission

Sheryl Lazarus of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) testified in Washington, DC before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, at a briefing titled, "A Truly Inclusive Society: Encouraging the Ability in Disability." Lazarus, director of the TIES Center, was part of a panel of speakers exploring best practices developed federally and locally in the U.S. to empower and integrate individuals with intellectual disabilities, and the legal changes that will enable individuals with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential.



US State Department, National Committee on United States-China Relations Professional Fellows Program (MA UCEDD/LEND)

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) participated in the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) sponsored by the US State Department through the National Committee on United States-China Relations this spring. The PFP is a two-way exchange for emerging leaders in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S. in the fields of environment, philanthropy, legal aid, and community building among marginalized populations. In April, the ICI hosted Di Wu in a 4-week fellowship. Wu runs a social enterprise in China called Easy Inclusion, which promotes disability inclusion and diversity in businesses through training and consultancy. This August, Dr. Sheila Fesko, the assistant dean for the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) and a program manager at the ICI, participated in the reciprocal part of the program, traveling to China to work with Wu on her project and with representatives from other disability organizations in Beijing.


AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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