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/On-Line Resource:
From Outreach to Engagement: Resources and Strategies that Support DICLC in DD Councils is a compilation of information and materials developed from the DICLC work group activities listed above.

Information is organized on the following pages:
Archived Webinars
DICLC Resources
DD Council Strategies (Will be updated soon)
Technical Assistance Institute (TAI) Resource Materials

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