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The Boggs Center is New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD).  As such, it is part of the
Association of University Centers of Disabilities
(AUCD), a national network of UCEDDs sponsored by the
federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). AIDD is in the Administration for Community Living within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities work to achieve the goal of independence, productivity, self-determination, and opportunities for full participation in community activities for people with developmental disabilities and their families through the following activities, delivered in a culturally competent manner:

  • Interdisciplinary education of students and fellows at the graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate levels.
  • Continuing education for individuals who support or assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • Community and family education, technical assistance, and model demonstration activities
  • Applied research and policy analysis
  • Dissemination of information, research findings, and policy analyses
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