UCEDD Self-Determination Self-Assessment Checklist

December 12, 2012


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The UCEDD Self-Determination Self-Assessment Checklist provides the UCEDD with a straightforward tool and process to determine the degree to which its policies, practices, and personnel, at a given point in time, are promoting self-determination for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The result will be a profile of the organization's performance that can be used to identify areas to strengthen, and to suggest resources and strategies for desired improvements.

The document includes background on UCEDDs, self-determination, and the document development history.  The checklist is organized into topic areas that correspond with the statutory mission and core functions of UCEDDs:

  • Pre-service preparation and continuing education
  • Training or technical assistance
  • Community services, supports, and assistance
  • Research and information dissemination
  • Mission, governance, and organizational culture


Allen A. Schwartz, PhD; Barbara Levitz, MSEd; Ansley Bacon, PhD; Mitchell Levitz
Westchester Institute for Human Development, and New York Medical College

Tawara D. Goode, MA
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development


National Gateway to Self-Determination

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

with support from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities