The Center on Disability and Development
The work of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University is focused on:
- Promoting inclusive and diverse schools and communities.
- Improving education and quality of life outcomes.
- Creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research, and service.
As a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, we are part of a national network of similar centers across the country.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, Maryland, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. The members of AUCD represent every U.S. state and territory, and include:
- 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD),
- 52 Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs, and
- 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC).
Together, these organizations advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities, in support of independence, productivity, healthy, and satisfying quality of life.