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Rural Institute Mission and Vision


Collaborative community partnerships that support opportunities for all.


We promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities through education, research, and direct service.


  • Respectful community partnership
  • Inclusive decision making
  • Evidence- and practice-based solutions
  • Healthy interdependence
  • Rural community strength

What is AUCD?

"AUCD is a network of people, with and without disabilities, who are passionate about growing the next generation of leaders and driving positive change for people with disabilities and their families. In this video, learn about the nationwide network of AUCD centers and programs, and the many ways they work to improve our communities. Join us as we work together to advance the well-being of all people with disabilities and their families."