ACL has awarded a new Project of National Significance on "Empowering Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Manage Their Healthcare Transitions" to Family Voices in the estimated amount of $480,000 every year for the period of September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2026.
The grantee will create and maintain a national, person-centered, culturally competent resource center to empower youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in directing their own healthcare transitions from pediatric to adult models of care. The center will work to increase self-determination, independence, and quality of life for youth with ID/DD as they transition into adult models of care.
Family Voices is partnering on the project with Got Transition, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, University of Missouri Kansas City, Institute for Human Development (UMKC-IHD), and the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Contact Dana Fink with questions about this project.
ACL's Projects of National Significance focus on the most pressing issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and their families. Through the projects, ACL supports the development of national and state policy and awards grants and contracts that enhance the independence, productivity, inclusion, and integration of people with developmental disabilities.