ACL Awards Grants for UCEDD Diversity Fellowships

October 2, 2015

This week AIDD, a part of ACL, awarded National Training Initiative grants to 14 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to support a one-year diversity fellowship at each UCEDD. The fellows will work to:

  • Improve the recruitment and employment of under-represented groups, including people with disabilities, within the UCEDD and in the workforce
  • Increase the diversity of leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network
  • Build cultural competence with the leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network
  • Increase the number of people from under-represented groups and disadvantage backgrounds who benefit from AIDD- supported programs.

The grants total over $350,000 and are being awarded to:

  • Center for Disabilities, Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
  • Center for Excellence in Disabilities, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
  • Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
  • Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.
  • Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • JFK Partners, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colo.
  • Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
  • University of Cincinnati UCEDD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, N.Y.

Read a March blog post by Commissioner Aaron Bishop on diversity and the developmental disabilities community.