Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural and Linguistic Competence (DICLC)

The DICLC Work Group

In 2017, the DICLC work group supported several activities and initiatives to promote knowledge development and information exchange for Councils in the areas of diversity, inclusion and cultural and linguistic competence.  Among these activities were:

  • Airing a series of foundational webinars on cultural competence and diversity, and approaches to increase diversity in engagement and involvement of persons with DD, their families, and communities in the work of DD Councils;
  • Convening a Technical Assistance Institute with a plenary and three concurrent sessions focused on cultural and linguistic competence and their implications for DD Councils;
  • A call to the DD Council network for strategies and approaches developed or used by Councils to enhance involvement by members of diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic communities in Council initiatives and policy work.

The DICLC Webpage / Online Resource

From Outreach to Engagement: Culturally and Linguistically Competent Engagement of Members & Communities 
Suggested Strategies by and for DD Councils 

Information is organized on the following pages:
Archived Webinars
DICLC Resources
DD Council Strategies
Top 10 Promising Practices on DICLC

The DICLC Webpage is a living resource to be updated and modified as additional information becomes available.