Wednesday – February 1, 2023
executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has a shared vision where all people with disabilities participate fully in their communities. The AUCD supports a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs, including: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC), and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Programs (DBP).
Tune in to learn about the important work of the AUCD and its network, and the far-reaching initiatives of the AUCD that promote independence, productivity, and community inclusion for the disability community.
Our guest for this ADA Live! episode is John Tschida, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Mr. Tschida was previously the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The ten regional ADA Centers across the United States are funded by a grant from NIDILLR to provide information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 114: Supporting Meaningful Change in Research, Education and Service
- Interactive Transcript for Episode 114: Supporting Meaningful Change in Research, Education and Service
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The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. These programs serve and can be found 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. The centers’ purpose is the advancment of policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. For more information, visit the AUCD website at aucd.org.