COVID-19 and the UCEDD Responses Across the Network
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) recently hosted a webinar to share products, resources, programs, and services that University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support people with disabilities and disability-related organizations.
An archived recording of the webinar, COVID-19 and the UCEDD Responses Across the Network, is now available online and includes a link to the presentation slides (PDF). A free Adobe Connect meeting application is needed to view the recording. The webinar was coordinated by the AUCD Emergency Preparedness Special Interest Group and the Community Education and Dissemination Council.
Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) have worked towards a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities.
Currently, there are 67 UCEDDs; at least one in every U.S. state and territory. Centers work with people with disabilities, members of their families, state and local government agencies, and community providers in projects that provide training, technical assistance, service, research, and information sharing, with a focus on building the capacity of communities to sustain all their residents. (Source: AUCD)
The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.