Training Action Plan

Embedding-UCEDD Directors Interview Report 11.30.17

Phase I

About the Embedding Project
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), the District of Columbia’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the UCEDDs at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California-Los Angeles created a partnership to conduct the Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities Project. The project is collaborating with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and a national advisory committee composed of self-advocates, family members of individuals with developmental disabilities, and cultural and linguistic competence experts to provide guidance and inform its activities. The project is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This project is designed to research, develop, and disseminate a set or resources for the national network of UCEDDs to embed cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) in their curricula and training activities. The primary focus of the project is to build 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. With a special focus on unserved and underserved communities in the United States, its territories, and tribal nations and communities, a primary task of the project is to conduct an environmental scan consisting of:

  • A review of the juried literature on CLC curricula and training focused on developmental disabilities.
  • Structured interviews with all UCEDD Directors to ascertain a baseline of current understanding, commitment, and concerns about integrating diversity and CLC into their programs.
  • A vetting process of the extant CLC curricula and training resources used by UCEDDs focused on such topics as diversity, inclusion, disparities, disproportionality, and academic-community partnerships.
Use this link to access the Embedding Project website including final results and final reports of the vetting process and other components of the environmental scan.

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