Core Functions > Address language, culture, literacy, and access barriers in all published materials and activities
Ensure all websites are accessible.Learn more about Strategy
Core Functions > Engage in educational and career pipeline activities for staff, faculty and trainees
Partner with other federal agencies/administrations to collaborate on their minority pipeline initiatives, leaning on common goals to reduce disparities and increase resiliencies.
Create an undergraduate Disability Studies minor to help build minority student interest in pursuing graduate studies in UCEDD/LEND. Consider creating this minor in partnership with Minority Serving Institutions, and encourage fellow professors to promote it.
Develop clearinghouse of relevant pipeline programs UCEDDs and LENDs may partner with and promote.Learn more about Strategy
The OHSU Job Carving Program now has a public face on the UCEDD's website. This university-wide effort has created opportunities for over 30 people with disabilities and is starting to shift institutional culture. The program recently received national recognition from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2019 Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award.Continue Reading
Maren Christenson Hofer joined the MNLEND Fellowship cohort this 2018-2019 year. As the parent of an autistic child, she is keenly aware of challenges faced by families trying to navigate educational, medical, therapeutic, and other support and service systems to ensure that their autistic children's needs are met. Maren currently serves as a leader in the Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN), a non-profit organization built on the idea that navigating autism support and service systems can be incredibly complex for families, and even more overwhelming when differences in culture, language, and power dynamics are at play.Continue Reading