WIHD UCEDD has been awarded the National Training Initiative grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), a part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL). WIHD was one of 14 UCEDDs to receive the grant. The grant will support a one-year diversity fellowship. The fellows will:
- 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.
Jenean Castillo, PhD is the Project Director.