This report provides the results of 61 interviews conducted as part of a larger project designed to research, develop, and disseminate a set of resources on cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) for the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs).
The purpose of this environmental scan was to determine the current state of the literature on the development and content of curricula on CLC that specifically address the intersection of intellectual and developmental disabilities and racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations. Analysis of these findings will be used, in conjunction with other project findings, to formulate a set of recommendations to the developmental disabilities network and particularly UCEDDs for future efforts to enhance curricula and training activities that address this intersection.
This component of the environmental scan used a process to identify and vet only those curricula and training materials listed in the AUCD Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit: (1) for quality and consistency using criterion based on widely accepted CLC published frameworks; and (2) share results with the UCEDD network on those training resource that addressed the intersection of cultural diversity, cultural and linguistic competence, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Phase II environmental scan consisted of a request to UCEDDs to submit up to 5 of their exemplary curricula and training materials focused on the intersection of cultural diversity, cultural and linguistic competence (CLC), and developmental disabilities to be vetted by the Project team. The vetted curricula and training materials can be accessed here. The attached document is a final report of the findings that include recommended action steps for UCEDDs to integrate subject matter on CLC and cultural diversity in interdisciplinary pre-service training, continuing education, and community training activities.