AUCD serves a key role in managing the overall functioning of the AIR-P Network.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. The AIR-P is poised to be highly successful based on our partnership with AUCD and their network of 143 university centers who are now members of the AIR-P Network.
The interdisciplinary AIR-P Network leads, promotes, and coordinates national research activities to improve the physical health and well-being of autistic children and adolescents across the lifespan. The Research Network consists of the National Coordinating Center (NCC) based at UCLA as well as 15 Collaborating Research Entities (CREs – listed below) and six Research Nodes with expertise in priority areas for autistic individuals.
AUCD National Network
AUCD’s national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs consisting of 67 University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), 60 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LENDs), 16 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs), and 12 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs.