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Center on Disability & Development

About the CDD

The Center on Disability and Development is Texas A&M’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). We work on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community through education, research, and service.

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Our easy-to-read, monthly newsletter not only provides CDD events, research findings and publications, we also share opportunities and resources for our subscribers to continue creating better lives for themselves.

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Emphasis Areas & Projects

The Center provides a strong foundation for more than 50 research, training, and service projects, addressing a wide range of topics and issues in areas such as special education preparation, parent training, and capacity building, transition across the lifespan, employment, community living, and personnel preparation.

Our focus

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:

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.