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:

AADMD logoThe American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
provides a 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.

AAIDD logoThe American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A national professional association; Washington, DC

ANCORF logoThe American Network of Community Options and Resources Foundation
(ANCOR Foundation), the trade association of community provider organizations; Alexandria, VA

APSE logoAssociation of People Supporting Employment First
(APSE), Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities. APSE is the only national membership organization focused exclusively on integrated employment. Rockville, MD

The Arc logoThe Arc of the United States
(The Arc), the world's largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Washington, DC

ASAN logoThe Autistic Self Advocacy Network
(ASAN) was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community run by and for Autistic Americans, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power; Washington, DC

aucd logoAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities
(AUCD), the national association of University Centers for Excellence for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Silver Spring, MD

CQL logoThe 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

HSRI logoHuman Services Research Institute
(HSRI), a nationally recognized research organization that provides national performance standards, technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices; Cambridge, MA

TLCELP LogoThe 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

NACDD LogoNational 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; Washington, DC

NADSP LogoNational 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.

NASDDDS LogoNational Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
(NASDDDS), the national association of the directors of state departments of developmental disabilities; Alexandria, VA

SABE LogoSelf Advocates Becoming Empowered
(SABE), The United State’s national self-advocacy organization made up of a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US; Florence, SC


works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates; Washington, DC



Together, these groups provide strong support for the work and impact of the National Leadership Consortium.