The Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OIDD), 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:
OIDD has asked AUCD to support a learning community of these grantees.
In this report, UCEDD Project Leads and Diversity Fellows shared their knowledge and lessons learned to impact efforts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence, including how the AUCD network supports and utilizes the expertise of Fellows from diverse backgrounds.
View the evaluation report prepared by Christine Liao, MSW and Sarah DeMaio, MSW