The URC provides a wide range of training and technical assistance services that work toward achieving the long-term outcomes of:
- Positioning UCEDDs as leaders and catalysts of systems change, capacity building and advocacy at the international, national, state/territory, and local level;
- Positioning the UCEDD Network as a national and international resource that includes specific substantive areas of expertise that may be accessed and applied in diverse settings and circumstances;
- Increasing the capacity of UCEDDs to provide leadership in, advise Federal, State, and community policymakers about, and promote opportunities that lead to individuals with ID/DD exercising self-determination, becoming independent, productive, integrated, and included in all facets of community life;
- Increasing UCEDD’s quality of data collection for Program Performance reporting (PPR) demonstrating the UCEDD Network’s collective impact on the local, state, national, international levels; and
- Increasing the perecentage of people with ID/IDD across racial, ethnic, and cultural groups reporting greater equity in opportunities within the UCEDD Network and in the community life.
UCEDD faculty, staff, and trainees are encouraged to connect with URC staff either directly by Submitting a TA request or through participation in the URCs advisory groups, planning committees, workgroups, or events .
The URC regularly assesses progress of its activities and develops an annual evaluation report summarizing its efforts toward achieving the above long-term outcomes. Past evaluation reports are available below.
The UCEDD Resource Center (URC) is a project of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) that provides coordinated, comprehensive, and specialized training and technical assistance to the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service (UCEDDs).