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.
Promising Practice Briefs are intended to highlight projects of excellence with a goal of offering a program model from which University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) can glean inspiration for new activities and promising practices to augment their own 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.
This toolkit is designed to help funders who are interested in funding self-advocates and self-advocacy organizations to have a better understanding of how to work best with people with disabilities, and make sure their needs are met throughout the grant process. This toolkit is the result of needs that were identified by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) while providing technical assistance for a self-advocacy pilot grant project that was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
AUCD created this toolkit based on feedback from self-advocates who participated in these Self-Advocacy Organizational Development Grants, who expressed interest in writing grant applications. This toolkit is designed to help more self-advocacy organizations apply for grant in the future.