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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The Northern Marianas College University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is under the Pacific Basin University Center for Excellence which is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) across the nation and territories. The PBUCE consists of two sites: American Samoa (AS) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).

Each site is charged with carrying out the four core functions identified by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD):

  1. Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education of students
  2. Community services
  3. Research
  4. Dissemination of information

Hawaii’s Center of Disability Studies (CDS) provides technical assistance to both sites and serves as a fiscal manager of the award.

Both AS and CNMI sites facilitate their work through culturally responsive approaches that address the unique features of each location. Through culturally competent practices, both sites provide services and supports to individuals with disabilities and their families who are unserved and underserved within their respective region. Through local, national and international partnerships, the PBUCE enhances their governance while building capacity to implement the core functions.

For more information please feel free to call our office at 234-5498 Ext. 6808/6802

Other Associated Partners:

  1. Administration Developmental Disabilities-ADD
    www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add
  2. Centers on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    www.cds.hawaii.edu
  3. Association of University Centers on Disabilities - AUCD
    www.aucd.org

DD Network Partners:

  1. NMPASI
    www.nmpasi.com
  2. CNMI Council on Developmental Disabilities
    http://www.cnmicdd.org/
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