AUCD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are made up of individuals in the AUCD network that have common topical interest. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the network, serve as a mechanism for sharing information, engaging in dialogue, and generating new ideas. SIGs are led by one or more individuals from the network (with AUCD staff support if needed); they typically meet in person at the AUCD Conference and may share information via email, conference call, or webinars throughout the year. Because SIGs are driven by the interests of the AUCD membership, new SIGs may emerge while ones that have run their course may disband.

Current SIGs in operation (as of 01/2019) are:



Assistive Technology




Deaf, Blind, and Deafblind

Disability Studies

Early Childhood

Emergency Preparedness

Family Support

Health and Disability

LEND Family Discipline Network

Mental Health Aspects of I/DD


Postsecondary Education

Sexual Health

Collaborative on Faith and Disability

Victims of Crime/Abuse & Neglect