The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.


Upcoming International Events

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

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Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

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The Chinese Historical Society of New England held its annual banquet Oct. 5 at Hei La Moon. Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn presented a citation to Peter Kiang, who was a CHSNE Sojourner Award recipient. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)


Chinese Historical Society Honors SGISD Professor (MA UCEDD/LEND)

SGISD's Peter Kiang was presented with the Sojourner Award. The honor commemorates early Chinese immigrants who were sojourners - workers looking for a piece of Gold Mountain to send back to China, while building railroads, harvesting crops and working in factories.



ICI Researchers Promote Inclusive Education in Denmark and Ukraine (MN UCEDD/LEND)

Ren�ta Tich� and Brian Abery of ICI's Global Resource Center on Inclusive Education traveled to Denmark and Ukraine in late October to continue their international work supporting research on, and implementation of, inclusive education practices. In Denmark, Abery and Tich� shared their work on the implementation of Response to Intervention, as well as the use of curriculum-based measurement to drive instructional decision-making for students who experience significant cognitive disabilities, with faculty, researchers, and students at the 1st Annual Inclusive Education Summit sponsored by the University College of Northern Denmark and Aalborg University.



Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (HI UCEDD)

Launching RDS Journal's open-access issue with special forum, 'Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders,' with Guest Editors Dr. Holly Manaseri & Dr. Josh Bornstein. Including a featured Editorial by RDS Forums Editor Dr. Jenifer Barclay, a first-person creative works perspective, and our ongoing effort to highlight the latest in Disability Studies dissertations and abstracts.