The following vetting criteria were developed to assist the network
of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
(UCEDDs) to gauge the extent to which curricula and training materials
use widely accepted cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) frameworks
and definitions widely accepted in the published literature. The
criteria are useful to review, assess, adapt, or create curricula and
training materials – by individual faculty or staff or in a group
process involving the UCEDD and other stakeholders. Each curricula or
training material may not meet each criterion depending on the theme or
topic. However, collectively the criteria provide a standard to ensure
UCEDD curricula and training materials demonstrate consistency and
quality commensurate with existing body of knowledge on cultural
diversity and CLC at the intersection of developmental disabilities.
Examples and outcomes of how these criteria were used to vet extant
UCEDD curricula and training materials are available here.