45 CFR 1388.3 - Program criteria

§ 1388.3 Program criteria—mission.
(a) Introduction to mission: The UAP is guided by values of independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose and scope of the activities must be consistent with the Act as amended and include the provision of training, service, research and evaluation, technical assistance and dissemination of information in a culturally competent manner, including the meaningful participation of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. (The concept of “diverse network” as defined in § 1388.1 of this part applies to paragraphs (b), (f), (g), and (h) of this section.)
(b) The UAP must develop a written mission statement that reflects its values and promotes the goals of the university in which it is located, including training, the development of new knowledge and service. The UAP's goals, objectives and activities must be consistent with the mission statement.
(c) The UAP's mission and programs must reflect a life span approach, incorporate an interdisciplinary approach and include the active participation of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(d) The UAP programs must address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, including individuals with developmental disabilities who are unserved or underserved, in institutions, and on waiting lists.
(e) The UAP's mission must reflect a commitment to culturally competent attitudes and practices, which are in response to local culture and needs.
(f) The UAP's mission must reflect its unique role as a bridge between university programs, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, service agencies and the larger community.
(g) The UAP's goals, objectives, and activities must be consistent with the mission statement and use capacity building strategies to address State's needs.
(h) The UAP's goals, objectives, and activities must reflect interagency collaborations and strategies to effect systemic change within the university and in State and local communities and service systems.

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