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Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Last Update:12/13/2017
Address:1100 Wayne Ave.
Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
County:Out of state
Phone:(301) 588-8252
Toll Free:
Fax:(301) 588-2842

AUCD's mission is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting our members in research, education, health and service activities that achieve our vision.

Program Description

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of: 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), receiving core funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) 43 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs receiving core funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) 15 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC), receiving core funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD).

These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.

These centers and programs conduct interdisciplinary professional development and applied and basic research as well as provide technical assistance to a wide array of professionals, persons with disabilities and their families and state and community level service agencies and organizations. Many of the centers and programs also provide direct services and supports.

A directory of all centers and programs can be found at:,LEND&CFID=2445045&CFTOKEN=59571303


Funding comes from member dues and federal grants and contracts.

Developmental Delays/Disability
Disability Rights/Issues
Information & Referral
Post secondary education
Technical Assistance
Transition to Adulthood
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