Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs known as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).
There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, that form an Association of UCEDD's.
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is Alaska's only UCEDD focused in Education, Research, and Service authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and the Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
Check out AUCD.org for more information.
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Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 ("DD Act"), is the fundamental law supporting and enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The DD Act assures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the designing of, and have access to, needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.