The UCEDD Resource Center web site will provide University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service with up to date information that will support the implementation of the AIDD core grant.
This web site is supported through AIDD's contract with AUCD to provide technical assistance to the national network of UCEDDs.
The term 'culturally competent', as defined by the Developmental Disabilities Bill of Rights and Assistance Act of 2000 (DD Act), "means services, supports, or other assistance that is conducted or provided in a manner that is responsive to the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, language, and behaviors of individuals who are receiving the services, supports, or other assistance, and in a manner that has the greatest likelihood of ensuring their maximum participation in the program involved." This page highlights various projects, collaborations, and resources focused on Cultural & Linguistic Competency.
Promising Practice Briefs highlight projects of excellence and offer a model from which UCEDDs can glean inspiration for new activities to augment their work. A promising UCEDD practice may be a research or evaluation project, policy analysis, data assessment, outreach initiative, or awareness effort. It may provide a direct service or a supported opportunity to people with a developmental disability, indirect support to family and community caregivers, or interdisciplinary training for students, fellows, professionals, and policymakers. It may involve leadership development, community work, or clinical practice.