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  • UCEDDs role: interdisciplinary pre-service prep and continuing education, community training and technical assistance, model & demonstration services, research, evaluation, and information dissemination – to inform policy and community practice.DD Councils role: identifying system barriers and creating change through funding initiatives, working with stakeholders to achieve enduring change, empowering advocates.P&A role: monitor and investigate conditions in facilities that care for people with disabilities, provide legal representation to people with disabilities, ensure equal access to live in the community.
  • PMoss Presentation 2014

    1. 1. Providing leadership in the development of services and supports for persons with disabilities. Patricia A. Moss Interim Director
    2. 2. The DD Act
    3. 3. The DD Act: A Brief History 1962 1963 1970 1975 19801955    • 1955: Mental Retardation services priority in the Children’s Bureau • 1962: President Kennedy appoints Panel on Mental Retardation • 1963: Congress first passed the DD Act and University Affiliated Facilities (UAFs) are established (present-day UCEDDs) 1990
    4. 4. Original Concept from John F. Kennedy’s Panel on Mental Retardation To Address: • Critical shortage of personnel • Need for research & statistical data to inform policy decisions • Role of numerous governmental agencies • Shortage of facilities • Lack of coordination Evolution 1961-1994
    5. 5. The DD Act: A Brief History • The 1970 reauthorization established funding for Developmental Disabilities Councils (DD Councils) • In 1975 Congress authorized funding for Protection & Advocacy systems (P&As) • The 1975 reauthorization also provided funding for Projects of National Significance (PNS) • 1987, the University Affiliated Facilities (UAF) name changed to University Affiliated Programs (UAP) 1963 1970 1975 1980 1990 2000 2005   
    6. 6. The DD Act: A Brief History • Congress reauthorized the DD Act in 2000 • Changes in 2000 emphasized: - Life in the community - Lifelong services & individualized supports - Right to live free of abuse, neglect, financial and sexual exploitation, and violations of legal and human rights 1963 1970 1975 1980 1990 2000 
    7. 7. The DD Act: A Brief History • Other changes in 2000 – UAP name changed to UCEDD – Promoted increased collaboration with DD Councils and P&As – Requirement to develop performance indicators – outcomes data – UCEDDs recognized as an international resource – Identified Areas of Emphasis
    8. 8. Mission of the DD Act of 2000 “To assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self- determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life…” (Subtitle B – Section 121 – PL 106-402)
    9. 9. The DD Act Programs
    10. 10. DD Network Partners funded by AIDD
    11. 11. Themes The DD Act Programs all share 3 major themes: • Advocacy • Capacity Building • Systemic Change
    12. 12. • Advocacy: active support for a program, initiative, or change • Capacity Building: strengthening local, state, regional, and national communities • Systemic Change: modifying entire programs, policies, services, and/or funding streams
    13. 13. About UCEDDs
    14. 14. Administering Agency U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center for Disability and Aging Policy Administration for Community Living
    15. 15. Core Funding and Leveraging Funds • AIDD Administers the UCEDD grant Program • UCEDDs apply to AIDD for core funding • UCEDDs submit a 5-Year Plan to AIDD • The DD Act requires UCEDD to use the core funding to leverage funding – Leverage funding means to get money from other sources to expand scope of efforts – UCEDDs do this by getting other grants and contracts
    16. 16. What Sets a UCEDD Apart? • UCEDD is a designation, not just another grant – 2-way relationship – Infrastructure for leveraging & growing Center – Part of a national network • University has entered into relationship with AIDD • AIDD expectations are implemented individually by each UCEDD according to state needs, Center expertise, partnerships, etc.
    17. 17. In general, what is a UCEDD? • Training • Service • Research • Information Sharing …all related to people with developmental disabilities UCEDDs are leaders in four Core Function areas…
    18. 18. How are Core Functions presented at WVU CED?
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    20. 20. Questions/Discussion
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