AUCD4ALL Stories

We at AUCD recognize the power of personal stories. They help to create a shared understanding of who we are and how we live our lives. They help us celebrate our successes and document our challenges. Stories empower us.

AUCD network member Susan Dell shares her story about the importance of literacy for all and the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities / RI College efforts to help with access to literacy through the Adapted Literate Website. Watch her story here:


Image of a older white woaman with graying shoulder lengh hair speaking into camera/The documentary “Creating Hope: A History of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center” is the story of an institution that has been a world leader in the field of human development and developmental disabilities for more than half a century. Since its beginnings in the 1960s, the research and activism generated by the John F. Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University has been creating hope for generations of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The documentary is narrated by Brian Dennehy, a prolific U.S. actor, well-respected on both screen and stage, winner of a Golden Globe Award, two Tony Awards, and a Grammy. The documentary was produced in 2015 by Lyle Jackson, Media Content Producer, Research Office, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, for the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Center. Watch Story here: