Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

Sam SpruceThe University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), ​Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD),​ ​brings together the resources of the university and Maine communities to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Our statewide mission is met through interdisciplinary education, research and evaluation, community engagement, and dissemination of state-of-the-art information​.​ FY 2024 represents​​ ​our 32nd year of continuous federal competitive core funding. 

UCEDDs have played key roles in every major disability initiative over the past four decades. Many issues, such as early intervention, health care, community-based services, inclusive and meaningful education, transition from school to work, employment, housing, assistive technology, and transportation have been directly benefited by the services, research, and training provided by UCEDDs. (Source: Association of University Centers on Disabilities​)

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AUCD: Growing Leaders, Driving Change