The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (previously known as a UAP). These centers are authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is one organization in the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Research, Education and Service (AUCD). The network is coordinated by and receives core funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). Funding for other programs and projects is obtained through state contracts, federal grants and private funding. There are 67 centers nationwide, including at least one in every US state and territory, which function as a national network of programs.