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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

 

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.

 
 

3/18/2019

University of Cincinnati UCEDD's Director Receives Advocacy Achievement Award

Ilka Riddle, PhD and Director of the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD) was recently awarded the Advocacy Achievement Award from Cincinnati Children's Hospital at the 8th Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony at Cincinnati Children's.

 
 

3/12/2019

Dr. Eric Kurtz Appointed Executive Director of the Center for Disabilities (SD UCEDD/LEND)

Eric Kurtz, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Kurtz was selected following a nation-wide search. He has a strong record of leadership in various capacities, most recently as the Helmsley Charitable Trust's Interim Director for Rural Healthcare where he spearheaded initiatives and partnerships to improve access to quality healthcare across the Upper Midwest.

 
 

3/6/2019

Cindy Thomas Appointed Interim Director of the Institute for Community Inclusion (MA UCEDD)

Cindy Thomas, M.S., C.R.C was recently appointed Interim Director of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). ICI, based at Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Boston, recently celebrated 50 years of promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. Ms. Thomas has been an integral part of the ICI for over 30 years and has played a significant role in its growth. Most recently, she has served as the Associate Director, as well as continuing her long-term role as lead for the Employment Services and Capacity Building team.

 
 

1/2/2019

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.

 
 

12/21/2018

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.

12/17/2018

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.