Our work and training would not be possible without the cooperation of many at the local, state and national level. Below are some relevant resources for trainees, families and those interested in working with and for individuals with disabilities.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities-AUCD
A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Each state has a Family Voices chapter or affiliate.
- Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. is the Family Voices Affiliate
- Montana Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids is the Family Voices Affiliate
- North Dakota Family Voices
- Utah Family Voices
- Wyoming UPLIFT, also known as Wyoming Family Voices
Maternal and Child Health
MCHB invests in lifelong learning, from pipeline programs to encourage high school and college students to enter MCH professions to continuing education for practicing MCH professionals.
The Medical Home Portal aims to provide ready access to reliable and useful information for professionals and families to help them care and advocate for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), as partners in the Medical Home model. The long-range goal is to improve outcomes for CSHCN and their families by enhancing the availability and quality of healthcare, related services, and coordination of care.
National Center on Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center on Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
South Main Clinic
South Main Clinic in Salt Lake City is a resource for URLEND trainees who participate in providing hearing screenings to clinic patrons and to also provide informational seminars for parents at this clinic. The clinic serves primarily Latino populations and trainees work on development of individual cultural competency skills.
United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebal Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
UCEDDs work with people with disabilities, members of their families, state and local government agencies, and community providers in projects that provide training, technical assistance, service, research, and information sharing, with a focus on building the capacity of communities to sustain all their citizens.
- Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development
- Montana Rural Institute
- North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
- Utah UCEDD, Institute for Disability Research, Policy,& Practice at Utah State University
- Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
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