COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE:
Cultural and Linguistic Competence
A developmental disabilities system in Arizona
that works in partnership with all diverse communities to
support cultural and linguistic competency.
That means we will embrace, respect, and
seek to understand the beliefs, interpersonal styles,
attitudes, languages and behaviors of individuals
with developmental disabilities.
Success Spotlight: Steps for Creating a Cultural Broker Program
One way to increase your connection to the community is by creating a cultural broker program. We've compiled helpful tips on how to get started building relationships with leaders and trusted individuals.
Click here for the downloadable "Steps for Creating a Cultural Broker Program" resource
Research Project: Finding Refugees with Disabilities in Arizona
During the first half of 2018, the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council surveyed disability organizations and refugee resettlement agencies in the Phoenix and Tucson service areas. The goal? Find out if service providers and case workers knew about available disability services for refugees with identified disabilities. This preliminary report reveals the survey findings and serves as a starting point for future collaborations through the Community of Practice organizations, as well as any group actively working with Arizona refugees.
Click here to read the full report.
The leadership team received a 5-year grant from Georgetown University’s National Center for Cultural Competence to build a community of practice.
This statewide community of practice is charged with driving system change that will result in a linguistically and culturally competent DD system.