University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Why the Program is Needed

As increasing numbers of individuals with developmental disabilities are living, learning, working, and participating in all aspects of community life, there is a need for a well trained workforce to meet the their needs.

What it Does

Provides grants for interdisciplinary training, community service, research, and information dissemination. Currently, there are 67 UCEDDs working with people with disabilities, members of their families, state and local government agencies, and community providers. Representing a broad range of disabilities, UCEDDs support activities that address various issues across the lifespan, from prevention to early intervention to supported employment.

Authorizing Legislation

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 1506)

Recent Funding

$39 Million in 2012
$39 Million in 2011
$39 Million in 2010
$37 Million in 2009
$36.9 Million in 2008
$33.2 Million in 2007

For More Information

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/states/ucedds.html