National Leadership Consortium Partners
The recognition of the need for a national focus on leadership and the strong support for the establishment of the National Leadership Consortium is demonstrated by the fact that the major developmental disabilities organizations in the country are partnering with the University of Delaware as a part of the Leadership Consortium. These partners are:
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
providesa forum for healthcare professionals who provide clinical care to people with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID). The mission of the AADMD is to improve the overall health of individuals with ND/ID through patient care, teaching, research and advocacy.
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(AAID, formerly the American Association on Mental Retardation), the national professional association; Washington, DC
The American Network of Community Options and Resources Foundation
(ANCOR Foundation), the trade association of community provider organizations; Alexandria, VA
The Arc of the United States
(The Arc), the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Silver Spring, MD
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
(AUCD), the national association of University Centers for Excellence for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Bethesda, MD
The Council on Quality and Leadership
(CQL), the international leader in the definition, measurement, and improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities; Towson, MD
Human Services Research Institute
(HSRI), a nationally recognized research organization that provides national performance standards, technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices; Cambridge, MA
The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices
(TLC-PCP), an international community of people devoted to improving knowledge and practice in the provision of progressive, quality supports; Annapolis, MD
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is a member-driven organization representing the Developmental Disabilities Councils in 55 States and Territories.
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
(NADSP), The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals focuses on strengthening the direct support workforce, enhancing the status of Direct Support Professionals, providing access to high quality educational experiences, and strengthening the partnerships among direct support professionals, self-advocates and other consumer groups and families.
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
(NASDDDS), the national association of the directors of state departments of developmental disabilities; Alexandria, VA
Together, these groups provide strong support for the work and impact of the National Leadership Consortium.