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:

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
Alaska Center for Human Development
Arizona Arizona UCD
Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities
California University Affiliated Program
Colorado JFK Partners
Connecticut Connecticut UAP
Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies http://www.udel/edu/cds
District of Columbia Georgetown UCE
Florida Mailman Center for Child Development
Georgia Institute on Human Development and Disability
Guam Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research
Hawaii Center on Disability Studies
Idaho University of Idaho UCE
Illinois University of Illinois UCE
Indiana Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
  Riley Child Development Center
Iowa Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Kansas University of Kansas
Kentucky University of Kentucky http://www.ihdi/
Louisiana Lousiana State University
  Lousiana State
Maine University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service
Maryland Kennedy Krieger Institute
Massachusetts Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
  Institute for Community Inclusion
Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute
Minnesota Institute on Community Integration
Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi UCE
Missouri UMKC Institute for Human Development
Northern Mariana Islands Pacific Basin UAP
Montana University of Montana Rural Institute
Nebraska Nebraska UAP
Nevada Nevada UAP
New Hampshire Institute on Disability UAP
New Jersey Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities'boggscenter
New Mexico University of New Mexico
New York Rose F. Kennedy University Center
  Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
  Westchester Institute for Human Development
North Carolina Center for the Study of Development and Learning
North Dakota North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Ohio Nisonger Center UAP
  University of Cincinnati
Oklahoma Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership'ceddersoklahoma
Oregon Center on Human Development
  Oregon Institute on Disability and Development
Pennsylvania Children's Seashore House of Children's Hospital in Philadelphia
  Institute on Disabilities
Rhode Island Rhode Island UAP
South Carolina University of South Carolina
South Dakota Center for Disabilities
Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
Texas Texas Center for Disability Studies
Utah Center for Persons with Disabilities
Vermont Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands UAP
Virginia Virginia University Center for Excellence
Washington Center on Human Development and Disabilities
West Virginia West Virginia University
Wisconsin Waisman Center UAP
Wyoming Wyoming Institute for Disabilities