NASDDDS will Collaborate with Georgetown University on Diversity Project

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) has been awarded a new project funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – a Diversity Community of Practice. The project is funded through a Cooperative Agreement for five years (9/1/16- 8/31/21).

 The project has two primary objectives. 

  • To create and implement a multifaceted Community of Practice (CoP) designed to facilitate peer exchange, share information, provide technical assistance, and leverage resources to increase diversity and advance cultural and linguistic competence in state/territorial DD systems. 
  • To integrate content from a proven curriculum (Georgetown Leadership Academy ©) into a multi-state/territory CoP model designed to foster leadership for system transformation.  

  A total of 10 states/territories will be selected to participate in this transformative experience over the five-year grant cycle.