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, and creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research, and service.

Would you like to learn more about our work?  You can view links to our current projects through the education, research, and service tabs at the top of the page or through the content categories in the column to the right.  

As a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, we are part of a national network of similar centers across the country.


The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, 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, and healthy and satisfying quality of life.