Celia Feinstein, co-executive director of the Institute on Disabilities in Temple's College of Education, has been elected an At-Large Member of the 2012-2013 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Board of Directors.
Feinstein, who has been at the Institute for more than 30 years, will serve on the AUCD board with 17 other network representatives.
The Institute on Disabilities is Pennsylvania’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education and Service. The Institute is one of the 67 across the country and works to forward AUCD’s mission of advancing policy and practice for and with people with developmental and other disabilities, their families and their communities.
Feinstein's responsibilities at the Institute have spanned from evaluation and research to training and technical assistance as well as external projects with administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, culminating in her appointment as co-executive director on January 1, 2012. She has collaborated with many in the AUCD network on deinstitutionalization projects and waiting list issues as well as quality of life assessments. Feinstein has also participated in the Pennhurst Longitudinal Study, the National Core Indicators implementation and more recently the Self-Advocacy Summits.