Introduction

Father and Son 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 for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education and Service (AUCD). The network is coordinated by and receives core funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD). Funding for other programs and projects is obtained through state contracts, federal grants and private funding. There are 67 centers located in every state and territory, which function as a national network of programs.