Projects

Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention is a program to train evidenced based service providers and professional leaders advocating for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities or delays to receive community based services and supports. Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to deliver evidenced based early childhood intervention. Coursework is designed to promote comprehensive, evidence-based, family- centered, culturally and linguistically competent, interdisciplinary services and supports for vulnerable children and their families. Read More


COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Projects

The GUCEDD received funding for two projects increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence for persons with disabilities living in the District of Columbia. The funding and support are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).


Complex Moral Issues: End-of-Life Decisions for Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities
, a website devoted to guardians who have been given the responsibility to make decisions on behalf of people who have never been able to express their intentions about end-of-life care and life-sustaining treatments due to the extent of their cognitive disability and concomitant restrictions upon their ability to communicate abstract and complex messages.


Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC)

The Developmental Evaluation Clinic provides an interdisciplinary evaluation of babies up to two years of age who were born prematurely. Children receive an interdisciplinary evaluation. Areas addressed include cognitive, motor and neurodevelopmental functioning. Call (202) 444-8569 to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.

Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities Project
Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (GUCEDD) and the UCEDDs at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched the website for the Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities Project.  It is a collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to host the Embedding Project website. 


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.


Parenting Support Program (PSP)

The GUCEDD has an innovative home visiting program funded by DC Health to support parents with intellectual or other disabilities who are pregnant or parenting children through age 5.  This program uses an evidence-based curriculum with adaptations to enhance parent capacity around child development, child safety, parenting skills and navigate community-based systems for themselves and their children. For more information or to refer a parent to the Parenting Support Program, contact Wendy Jones, Home Visiting Supervisor at her desk phone at 202. 687.5531 or by email at joneswa@georgetown.edu.