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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.

 
 

6/18/2019

Alliston Provides Training, Promotes Employment for People with Disabilities through Fellowship Work in Kenya (MS UCEDD)

Dr. Alliston recently had the opportunity to share his expertise and enthusiasm for transition to adulthood in Nairobi, Africa, through the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PRP-IDE). PFP-IDE is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is implemented by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the Institute for Community Inclusion, and Humanity and Inclusion.

 
 

6/11/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Lisa Carey on Applying Research to Classrooms

Liz chats with Lisa Carey, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, about applying brain research in educational settings to better enable students with disabilities to learn.

 
 

5/28/2019

Intelligent Lives Comes to Moscow ID (ID UCEDD)

The Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD), in collaboration with the University of Idaho Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR), hosted a community screening of the documentary Intelligent Lives, created by Dan Habib. Preceding the event was a resource fair with different resources available on campus and within the Moscow community. Following the screening was a panel discussion addressing questions that were brought up within the film. CDHD brought this documentary to the university to broaden the understanding of intelligence testing and how people with intellectual disabilities are disproving assumptions made about them due to their IQ score.

 
 

5/14/2019

AOD Commissioner Julie Hocker Visits the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND)

On a two-day visit to Tennessee, Julie Hocker, Commissioner of the U.S. Administration on Disability, met with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) leadership, faculty, trainees, and Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Network partners. Hocker visited at the suggestion of Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging at the Administration for Community Living, who travelled to Tennessee in January and returned enthusiastic about the collaborative relationships within the state.

 
 

5/13/2019

Update to the Administration for Community Living's Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

A planned reorganization within the Administration for Community living (ACL) was note in the Federal Register on May 9th. The goals of the reorganization are to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the organization; strengthen infrastructure; and improve the connections between the organization and its stakeholders, grantees and consumers at the national, state and local levels. AUCD and other members of the disability community have engaged in efforts to learn more and understand the possible impacts.

 
 

5/6/2019

ACL Principal Deputy Visits the Mailman Center for Child Development (FL UCEDD)

During the visit, Ms. Lazare met with trainees, faculty, and staff who provided an overview of the Mailman Center's leadership, training, and community engagement initiatives, particularly those that focus on the intersection between disability and diversity in the minority, underserved, and low income communities of Overtown and East Little Havana. Ms. Lazare noted that "while many federal and federally supported programs talk about being committed to capacity building and system changes, the Mailman Center makes these things very real."

 
 

4/29/2019

Event Materials: 2019: UCEDD Directors Retreat and AIDD TA Institute

The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

 
 

3/20/2019

Einstein Adds Curriculum on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NY UCEDD)

Thanks to funding from the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), The Rose F Kennedy UCEDD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is developing a special curriculum for medical students geared to treating adults with IDD. The grant, part of the AADMD's National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine (NCIDM), seeks to address educational gaps in medical schools in order to reduce health disparities for this population.

 
 

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.