Multicultural Council

 

Purpose

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  • The Council provides leadership and assists the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to respond to the requirements for inclusion, diversity, and cultural competence as set forth in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
  • The Council supports AUCD to implement its Strategic Map with an emphasis on growing diverse and skilled leaders, and modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the network.

 

 
 

The Council helps the AUCD network to

  • Ensure the meaningful participation of individuals from culturally diverse and underrepresented groups in all activities and across all levels of the Association.
  • Incorporate salient issues in public policy initiatives, at the national, state, and territorial levels that disproportionately impact individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse groups.
  • Create professional development and learning opportunities for member programs that increase capacity and leadership for diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural and linguistic competence.
  • Identify and broker partnerships with organizations and communities concerned with diversity, equity, and inclusion that are external to the AUCD network to effect systems change.
  • Inform the work of other AUCD Councils and assist them to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence in their deliberations and activities.

 
 

Membership

The Council membership consists of one voting representative from a member program that is endorsed by the Director of the program including UCEDDs, IDDRCs and LENDs. The Council welcomes the participation of other individuals who are interested in advancing the vision, mission, and values of AUCD within the contexts of individuals at risk for and with developmental disabilities and their families from under-served populations and communities in the U.S. territories, and tribal nations.

 
 

2019 Focus Areas

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MCC Leadership

 

 

 
 

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Andy met with President Rosevonne Pato and Vice President Lina Scanlan and Tafaimamao Lefu Tua Tupuola, UCEDD Director at American Samoa Community College.

2/27/2017

AUCD's Andy Imparato Visits the Pacific

For the past ten days, AUCD Executive Director Andy Imparato has been visiting disability organizations and meetings in the South Pacific, hosted by Tafaimamao Lefu Tua Tupuola and Kiriko Takahashi of the American Samoa UCEDD (Ucedd Ascc). He has met with people with disabilities, families, and numerous staff working on disability issues throughout the South Pacific.

 
 
Panelists (L-R) Meguru Kobayashi, BeU Disability Student Support Group; Yui Yuda, Kyoto University; and Mark Bookman, University of Pennsylvania / University of Tokyo; discussing issues in disability self-advocacy and activism in the context of U.S.

12/10/2019

ICI Implements U.S.-Japan Symposium "Inclusion Matters" in Tokyo (MA UCEDD/LEND)

In October, Tokyo-based staffer, Dr. Heike Boeltzig-Brown, and Miwa Tanabe, both of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) based at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), organized "Inclusion Matters," a U.S.-Japan Symposium that attracted more than 100 attendees.

 

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