ACL Awards Grants for UCEDD Diversity Fellowships

October 2, 2015

This week AIDD, a part of ACL, awarded National Training Initiative grants to 14 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to support a one-year diversity fellowship at each UCEDD. The fellows will work to:

  • Improve the recruitment and employment of under-represented 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 with the leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network

  • Increase the number of people from under-represented groups and disadvantage backgrounds who benefit from AIDD- supported programs.

The grants total over $350,000 and are being awarded to:

  • Center for Disabilities, Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

  • Center for Excellence in Disabilities, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

  • Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

  • Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

  • Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

  • Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.

  • Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

  • JFK Partners, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colo.

  • Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

  • University of Cincinnati UCEDD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, N.Y.

Read a March blog post by Commissioner Aaron Bishop on diversity and the developmental disabilities community.

Last modified on 03/21/2017

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