The UCEDD Resource Center (URC) web site provides University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) with up to date information that will support the implementation of the AIDD core grant.

The DD Act authorizes the use of funds to provide technical assistance to strengthen and support the National Network of UCEDDs. Specifically, the DD Act states that TA shall:

  • Assist in national and international dissemination of specific information from multiple Centers and, in appropriate cases, other entities whose work affects the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • Compile, analyze, and disseminate state-of-the-art training, research, and demonstration results policies, and practices from multiple Centers and, in appropriate cases, other entities whose work affects the lives of persons with developmental disabilities;
  • Convene experts from multiple Centers to discuss and make recommendations with regard to national emerging needs of individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • Develop portals that link users with every Center's website; 
  • Facilitate electronic information sharing using state-of- the-art Internet technologies such as real-time online discussions, multipoint video conferencing, and web-based audio/video broadcasts, on emerging topics that impact individuals with disabilities and their families;
  • Serve as a research-based resource for Federal and State policymakers on information concerning and issues impacting individuals with developmental disabilities and entities that assist or serve those individuals; or 
  • Undertake any other functions that the Secretary determines to be appropriate; to promote the viability and use of the resources and expertise of the Centers nationally and internationally.

This web site is supported through AIDD's contract with AUCD to provide technical assistance to the national network of UCEDDs.


What's New



AUCD'S UCEDD Resource Center Announces Awardee for Training Initiative Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome for the National Network of UCEDDs

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) sought a lead UCEDD to build the capacity of the national network of UCEDDs to address the impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) through collaborative implementation of best and promising practices across federally-funded networks to support child, caregiver, and family outcomes in the local communities. Federally-funded networks include those funded by AIDD, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


UCEDD Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets are intended to provide guidance and share peer practices of specific aspects of UCEDD operations, grant management, and core grant application development. Tip sheets clarify requirements outlined in the DD Act, related federal regulations, and/or AIDD's Quality Review System processes as appropriate; and also share experiences and recommendations from network peers.



Fact Sheets Created From Disabled Parenting Project (OH UCEDD/LEND)

These fact sheets were created as part of our Cincinnati LEND Seminars in Evidence-Based Medicine project. A team of LEND trainees and faculty members conducted research on best practices while also consulting with stakeholders, including women with disabilities who have experienced pregnancy and prenatal care as well as medical providers.



Maureen Van Stone, Esq., MS, Named as Kennedy Krieger Institute's Director for the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MD UCEDD)

Maureen Van Stone, Esq., MS, Named as Kennedy Krieger Institute's Director for the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) effective December 17, 2018. Maureen earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Southern California, a master's degree in developmental psychology at The Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctor at Whittier Law School, with a concentration on children's legal issues. She holds an adjunct faculty position at Towson University.

Corporal William Corson, RI State Police, pictured with Deborah Arenberg, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RI College.


Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities Partners with RI State Police to Offer Disability Awareness Training to Troopers (RI UCEDD)

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College, in partnership with the RI State Police, is piloting a disability awareness training tailored to meet the needs of RI State Police Troopers. The intent of the training is to expand Trooper disability awareness and enhance their engagement with Rhode Islanders with disabilities.



Event Materials: 2018 UCEDD Directors Meeting at AUCD2018

This meeting provided an opportunity for UCEDD Directors to hear important updates from AUCD and federal funders, as well as discuss issues of importance. The first portion of the meeting was structured with all LEND and UCEDD Directors together, then after a brief break, Directors were separated by program type for smaller group interactions and discussions.