45 CFR 1388.5 - Program criteria

§ 1388.5 Program criteria—preparation of personnel.
(a) Introduction to preparation of personnel: UAP interdisciplinary training programs reflect state-of-the-art practices and prepare personnel concerned with developmental disabilities to promote the independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(b) UAP interdisciplinary training programs must be based on identified personnel preparation needs and have identified outcomes that are consistent with the mission and goals of the UAP.
(c) The interdisciplinary training process, as defined by the UAP, must reflect a mix of students from diverse academic disciplines/academic programs and cultures that reflect the diversity of the community. Faculty represent a variety of backgrounds and specialties, including individuals with disabilities and family members, and a variety of learning experiences, as well as reflecting the cultural diversity of the community. Trainees must receive academic credit as appropriate for participation in UAP training programs.
(d) Preservice training must be integrated into all aspects of the UAP, including community training and technical assistance, direct services (if provided), and dissemination.
(e) Trainees must be prepared to serve in a variety of roles, including advocacy and systems change. The UAP must encourage graduates to work in situations where they will promote the independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(f) The UAP must influence University curricula to prepare personnel who, in their future career in a broad range of social and community roles, will contribute to the accommodation and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities, as mandated in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(g) The UAP core curriculum must incorporate cultural diversity and demonstrate cultural competence. Trainees must be prepared to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in a culturally competent manner.
(h) The UAP core curriculum must prepare trainees to be active participants in research and dissemination efforts. In addition, the curriculum must prepare trainees to be consumers of research as it informs practice and policy.

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