What is AUCD?
AUCD stands for the Association of University Centers on Disability.
AUCD is a network of centers advancing policy and practice with individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities.
AUCD represents 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), funded by the Administration on Disabilities (AoD). There is at least one university-affiliated center in every state and territory in the U.S. The Rural Institute is Montana’s UCEDD.
To learn more about UCEDDs, click on the video below:
Video: What is a UCEDD?
There are also 52 Maternal and Child Health (MCH)-established Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs which train graduate level professionals for positions of interdisciplinary leadership. The Rural Institute is affiliated with the Utah LEND program which offers training to students in Montana.
Finally, there are 14 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC) which work to prevent and treat disabilities through biomedical and behavioral research.
These programs affiliated with the Association of University Centers, or AUCD.