Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities joins more than 100 universities and medical schools belonging to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). This national network includes:
- University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services (UCEDDs)
- Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRCs)
- Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LENDs)
AUCD members represent every state and most territories in the United States. Because members are part of a national network, innovations can be quickly deployed and implemented in individual communities across the country. AUCD serves its members by supporting and promoting network accomplishments.
The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities is a member as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).
The Center's work with people with disabilities, their families and communities and government agencies in projects that provide training, research, technical assistance, and information sharing.
A common goal of all UCEDDs is to "...focus on building the capacity of communities to sustain all their citizens."