National Training Initiative – UCEDD Diversity Fellowships Project Synopses of Grantees
The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), a part of The Administration on Community Living (ACL), awarded National Training Initiative grants to University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to develop diversity fellowship programs to support recruitment and retention of diverse trainees, and build cultural and linguistic competence within their Centers.
Designed as a pipeline grant, the goals of the diversity fellowship are to:
- Improve the recruitment and employment of underrepresented groups, including people with disabilities, within the UCEDD and in the workforce
- Increase the diversity of leadership, staff and governing bodies across the DD network
- Build cultural competence capacity with the leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network
- Increase the number of persons with disabilities from underrepresented groups and disadvantage backgrounds who benefit from AIDD supported programs
AIDD has asked AUCD to support a learning community of these grantees.