Archived Webinars

TAI Archived Materials


2017 – 2018 Webinar Series

Webinar Date: August 6, 2018
Webinar Title: Developing a Language Assistance and Implementation Plan: What DD Councils Should Know

Speakers: Tawara Goode, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. Council participants: Kirsten Murphy, (VT) and Jackie Hayes (NY).

Webinar Objectives
1. Identify the federal legal mandates on language access and implementation that can affect individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
2. Discuss how these mandates apply to Developmental Disabilities Councils
3. Describe the components of a language access and implementation plan.
4. Share “lessons learned” with DD Councils that have already implemented language access plans.


Webinar Date: May 16, 2018
Webinar Title: What is Linguistic Cultural Competence and What does it Mean for Developmental Disabilities Councils

Speakers: Tawara Goode, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. Council participants: Sheila Gritz-Swift, (FL) and Jackie Hayes (NY).

Webinar Objectives
1. Compare demographic trends of languages spoken in the United States and the trends in the states and territories.
2. Review the definition and framework for linguistic competence.
3. Differentiate linguistic competence from language access and cultural competence.
4. Identify legal mandates and requirements for language access that can affect individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
5. Explore the implications of linguistic competence for Developmental Disabilities Councils.


Webinar Date: March 14, 2017

Webinar Title: Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Definitions, Frameworks, and Implications for DD Councils 

Speakers: Tawara Goode, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. Council participants: Ken Latham, (OH) and Jackie Hayes (NY).

Webinar Objectives
1. Define culture and describe its multiple elements.
2. Describe a system for cultural competence and its significance for Developmental Disabilities Councils.
3. Define linguistic competence.
4. Cite legal mandates and requirements for language access for individuals with limited English proficiency, including those with developmental disabilities and their families.


Webinar Date: May 24, 2017

Webinar Title: Culturally and Linguistically Competent Strategies to Engage Diverse Communities

Speakers: Tawara Goode, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. Council participants: Sumaya Karimi, (GA), and Jackie Hayes, (NY)

Webinar Objectives

1. Review conceptual frameworks, values, and practices of cultural and linguistic competence; and
2. Apply the concepts to approaches that will engage diverse and underserved communities in the work of Developmental Disabilities Councils.