Authorized by federal legislation to help people with developmental disabilities and their families participate fully in their communities, University Centers for Excellence (UCE's) operate in academic settings to provide training, education, and direct services; conduct research; share information; and help consumers and their families find services.  As a bridge between the academic world and the developmental disabilities service delivery system, UCE's work collaboratively with state agencies, their local affiliates, and various nongovernmental consumer-based organizations to build the capacity of communities to sustain all their citizens. including people with special needs.  The Association of University Centers on Disabilities my be reached by calling (301) 566-8252 or you may visit their website: http://aucd.org

Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (DDRCs), are also included in this table even though they are research facilities and do not provide direct services to families.

 

Alabama Civitan International Research Center http://www.circ.uab.edu
Alaska Center for Human Development http://www.alaskachd.org
Arizona Arizona UCD http://www.nau.edu/~ihd
Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities http://www.uams.edu/uap
California University Affiliated Program http://uap.ucla.edu
http://www.uscuap.org
Colorado JFK Partners http://www.jfkpartners.org
Connecticut Connecticut UAP http://www.ajp.uconn.edu
Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies http://www.udel/edu/cds
District of Columbia Georgetown UCE http://www.georgetown.edu/gucdc
Florida Mailman Center for Child Development http://pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mccd1.htm
Georgia Institute on Human Development and Disability http://www.uap.uga.edu
Guam Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research http://uog2.uog.edu.uap
Hawaii Center on Disability Studies http://www.eds.hawaii.edu
Idaho University of Idaho UCE http://www.ets.uidaho.edu/cdhd
Illinois University of Illinois UCE http://www.uic.edu/depts/idhd
Indiana Indiana Institute on Disability and Community http://www.iidc.indiana.edu
  Riley Child Development Center http://www.childdev.com
Iowa Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/uhs
Kansas University of Kansas http://www.lsi.ukans.edu/lsi
Kentucky University of Kentucky http://www.ihdi/uky.edu
Louisiana Lousiana State University http://www.lsuhsc.edu/catalog/2000/alliedhealth
  Lousiana State http://www.hdc.lsuhsc.edu
Maine University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service http://www.ume.maine.edu/cci
Maryland Kennedy Krieger Institute http://www.kennedykreiger.org
Massachusetts Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center http://www.shriver.org
  Institute for Community Inclusion http://www.childrenshospital.org/ici
Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute http://www.wayne.edu/DDI
Minnesota Institute on Community Integration http://ici.umn.edu
Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi UCE http://www.ids.usm.edu
Missouri UMKC Institute for Human Development http://www.ihd.umkc.edu
Northern Mariana Islands Pacific Basin UAP http://www.nmcnet.edu
Montana University of Montana Rural Institute http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu
Nebraska Nebraska UAP http://www.unmc.edu/mmi
Nevada Nevada UAP http://www.unr.edu/repc/uappages
New Hampshire Institute on Disability UAP http://www.iod.unh.edu
New Jersey Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities http://rwjms.umdnj.edu'boggscenter
New Mexico University of New Mexico http://cdd.unm.edu
New York Rose F. Kennedy University Center http://www.aecom.yu.edu/cerc
  Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities http://www.wrmc.rochester.edu/strong/SCDD
  Westchester Institute for Human Development http://www.nymc.edu/wihd
North Carolina Center for the Study of Development and Learning http://www.cdl.unc.edu
North Dakota North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities http://www.ndcpd.org
Ohio Nisonger Center UAP http://www.osu.edu/units/osunc
  University of Cincinnati http://www.cincinnatichildren.org
Oklahoma Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership http://w3.ouhsc.edu'ceddersoklahoma
Oregon Center on Human Development http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~uocedd/index.html
  Oregon Institute on Disability and Development http://www.oidd.org
Pennsylvania Children's Seashore House of Children's Hospital in Philadelphia http://www.chop.edu
  Institute on Disabilities http://www.temple.edu/nst_disabilities
Rhode Island Rhode Island UAP http://www.uapri.org
South Carolina University of South Carolina http://www.cdd.sc.edu
South Dakota Center for Disabilities http://www.usd.edu/cd
Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities http://www.utmem.edu/bcdd
  MIND http://peds.mc.vanderbilt.edu/cdc/MIND.html
Texas Texas Center for Disability Studies http://tcds.edb.utexas.edu
Utah Center for Persons with Disabilities http://www.cpd.usu.edu
Vermont Center on Disability & Community Inclusion http://www.uvm.edu/~uapvt
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands UAP http://www.uvi.edu/pub-relations/viuapindx.htm
Virginia Virginia University Center for Excellence http://www.vcu.edu/vidd
Washington Center on Human Development and Disabilities http://www.depts.washington.edu/chdd
West Virginia West Virginia University http://www.ced.wvu.edu
Wisconsin Waisman Center UAP http://www.waisman.wisc.edu
Wyoming Wyoming Institute for Disabilities http://www.wind.uwyo.edu