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Are you a service provider looking to increase community life engagement of people you support? Join the national community of practice on CLE!

June 27, 2024

The Community Life Engagement in Action (CLE in Action) project is recruiting members for its first Community of Practice (CoP) cohort starting this fall.

CLE in Action is a partnership between the Institute on Disability at UNH (IOD), the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston (ICI), and the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), aimed at increasing CLE for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We define CLE as access to and participation in the community as part of a meaningful day; related activities can include volunteer work, civic engagement, recreation, fitness, involvement in faith communities, and any other activities that people with and without disabilities participate in outside of their work lives.

The CLE in Action CoP is a virtual group where service provider organizations will come together to share ideas and resources about helping people with IDD to meaningfully participate in their communities. Participants will:

  • Learn from each other. Using the ECHO Model (https://projectecho.unm.edu/model/ ), we will rely on an “All Teach, All Learn” strategy so members can learn from each other’s real-world experiences and challenges.
  • Learn from subject matter experts. This includes the Community Life Engagement in Action team and other experts in supporting providers to achieve high quality CLE outcomes.
  • Gain support and coaching from a community of like-minded peers.
  • Benefit from group problem-solving with others facing similar situations.

We are looking for service provider organizations that support people with IDD, have a demonstrated commitment to the vision of CLE at multiple levels within their organization, and are ready to commit to actively engaging with the group over the coming year.
To learn more about this opportunity and apply for CLE CoP membership, click here. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2024.