Welcome to the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Georgetown University. The mission of the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is to advance self-determination among the diversity of people with developmental and other disabilities and their families, throughout the life course, and advocate for their full participation in all aspects of community life.
The GUCEDD continues to work to educate and encourage people with disabilities to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Access the GUCEDD COVID-19 vaccine project page. Another recommended resource is the Administration for Community Living (ACL)which keeps up-to-date COVID-19 information. The page describes actions that everyone can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, frequently asked questions on several programs for disabled and older Americans, guidance on home and community based services and nursing home visitation, guidance for organizations to prepare for an outbreak, and a link to a Spanish-language version. ACL will continue to update this page as new guidance on prevention, testing, and treatment is issued. Individuals can also subscribe to ACL Updates for email alerts of new information.
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The Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (GUCEDD) is actively working with community partners to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence among people with disabilities, family members, direct support professionals (DSPs), and other community members, with funding from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
The GU Certificate in Early Intervention (GU CEI) will teach you the critical skills needed to:
• Provide contemporary evidence based services and support;
• Work collaboratively with families to design responsive functional outcomes and program plans;
• Support team members to serve children and families in an integrated and comprehensive system of care. Read more
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Faculty from the GUCCHD has been awarded a 5-year grant, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). LEND, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration is a premier training program that began in the 1960s. There are currently 56 LEND programs in 44 states.
We are pleased to share that New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $10 million partnership with the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence to advance practices and policies of diversity, equity, and inclusion and cultural and linguistic competence into supports and services for people with developmental disabilities. Read More
May 19th, 2022 | Virtual Community Forum
Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in DC: Learn What the New Law Says
Adults with developmental disabilities with significant long-term support needs will be eligible for services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration of DC's Department on Disability Services. During this session, we learned more about what the new law says, and how services can be used to support adults with developmental disabilities to live self-directed lives in DC communities. Joined by DC Council member Brianne K. Nadeau, Chair, Committee on Human Services, and DDS Director Andrew Reese.
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We are taking applications for the Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention (GUCEI) and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (GULEND)!
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LEND Trainee Spotlight: Karla Reid-Witt
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