45 CFR 1388.6 - Program criteria

§ 1388.6 Program criteria—services and supports.
(a) Introduction to services and supports: The UAP engages in a variety of system interventions and may also engage in a variety of individual interventions to promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(b) UAP community training and technical assistance activities must:
(1) Use capacity building strategies to strengthen the capability of communities, systems and service providers;
(2) Plan collaboratively, including the participation of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families;
(3) Target to a wide range of audiences, including individuals with disabilities, family members, service and support personnel, and community members;
(4) Plan and be structured in a manner that facilitates the participation of targeted audiences; and
(5) Address the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from diverse cultural and ethnic groups who reside within the geographic locale.
(c) Direct Services. These requirements apply only where direct services are offered.
(1) A UAP must integrate direct services and projects into community settings. These services may be provided in a service delivery site or training setting within the community including the university. Direct service projects may involve interdisciplinary student trainees, professionals from various disciplines, service providers, families and/or administrators. Direct services must be extended, as appropriate, to include adult and elderly individuals with developmental disabilities. The UAP must maintain cooperative relationships with other community service providers, including specialized state and local provider agencies.
(2) Services and projects provided in community-integrated settings are to:
(i) Be scheduled at times and in places that are consistent with routine activities within the local community; and
(ii) Interact with and involve community members, agencies, and organizations.
(3) The bases for the services or project development must be:
(i) A local or universal need that reflects critical problems in the field of developmental disabilities; or
(ii) An emerging, critical problem that reflects current trends or anticipated developments in the field of developmental disabilities.
(4) State-of-the-art and innovative practices include:
(i) Services and project concepts and practices that facilitate and demonstrate independence for the individual, community integration, productivity, and human rights;
(ii) Practices that are economical, accepted by various disciplines, and highly beneficial to individuals with developmental disabilities, and that are integrated within services and projects;
(iii) Innovative cost-effective concepts and practices that are evaluated according to accepted practices of scientific evaluation;
(iv) Research methods that are used to test hypotheses, validate procedures, and field test projects; and
(v) Direct service and project practices and models that are evaluated, packaged for replication and disseminated through the information dissemination component.

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