Center on Disability and Development
While the Center on Disability and Development is currently working while sheltering in place – the Center is devoted to quickly and efficiently provide information to help our community of people with disabilities and their families.
Project REDD under the leadership of Dr. Laura Stough has begun to provide resources online for people with disabilities, older adults, and others with functional or access needs. We are updating the site daily and we are working on the REDDy Directory to update and list sources who can also help provide services during this crisis. You can also submit information on the REDDy Site to be included.
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
- 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.