The DD Council Strategies page presents an array of strategies and materials used and developed by state and territorial DD Councils in their efforts to increase diversity, and engage and involve individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds in all aspects of council work. DICLC is engaged in an ongoing effort to collect and showcase additional successful practices and strategies used by Councils to grow their capacity to work collaboratively with persons with disabilities from diverse backgrounds.
Engaging Diverse Council Members
Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence, Tawara D. Goode, Principal Investigator. Culturally and Linguistically Competent Strategies to Engage Diverse Communities (DICLC Informational Webinar #2)
Effective Identification and Engagement Strategies for Representative/Diverse Council Members: Lay the Foundation for Real Engagement- Georgia DD Council. Real Communities Partnerships were launched statewide in 2010 by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) to partner with local goups working to build more than just communities. It is a thoughtful, action learning approach that equips community members at the local, grassroots level to work together toward common goals to improve their community using person-centered supports, community-centered connections and persistent and reflective learning. Purposefully involving people with and without developmental disabilities in collaborative projects is pivotal to the framework of Real Communities.