Latino Community of Practice at Georgia State University

November 13, 2017

In 2015, the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) - housed within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University - set out to address the complex needs of Spanish-speaking families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.

In the past two years, the Latino Community of Practice (LCPR) has co-lead in convening professionals and families to address existing concerns. The LCPR brings together over 150 diverse, Latino-serving multi-sector professionals, family advocates, and partners from metro Atlanta and beyond.

The LCPR meets on a quarterly basis and engages in community-building and learning in areas at the intersection of intellectual and developmental disabilities and educational and health equity.

The consortium co-leads bilingual community education and engagement for and with Spanish-speaking and limited English-proficient families, in a partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Learn The Signs Act Early (LTSAE) campaign. And provides technical assistance to co-founding and core consortium partners on how to best serve, including the use of our Community Health Workers/Promotoras de la Salud model, the ever-growing Latino population of Georgia.