This project is designed to research, develop, and disseminate a set of resources for the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to embed cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) in their curricula and training activities. The project builds the capacity of network programs to embed widely accepted CLC policies, structures, and practices across the four UCEDD core functions of pre-service training and continuing education, community services, research, and information dissemination. The project has a special focus on unserved and underserved communities in the United States, its territories, and tribal communities. This project is conducted in collaboration with key stakeholders in the UCEDD network and funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Georgetown UCEDD and its partners [link] welcome you to the project website for Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities. This site is intended to be a portal that communicates and disseminates information which supports AIDD's stated long-term goals of "...increasing diversity, building the CLC capacity of leadership, staff, and governance across the developmental disabilities network, and increasing the number of persons from diverse racial and ethnic groups, including those with disabilities who benefit from AIDD-supported program..."
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