45 CFR 1388.7 - Program criteria—dissemination.

§ 1388.7 Program criteria—dissemination.
(a) Introduction to dissemination: The UAP disseminates information and research findings, including the empirical validation of activities related to training, best practices, services and supports, and contributes to the development of new knowledge. Dissemination activities promote the independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(b) The UAP must be a resource for information for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, community members, State agencies and other provider and advocacy organizations, produce a variety of products to promote public awareness and visibility of the UAP, and facilitate replication of best practices.
(c) Specific target audiences must be identified for dissemination activities and include individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, service providers, administrators, policy makers, university faculty, researchers, and the general public.
(d) UAP dissemination activities must be responsive to community requests for information and must utilize a variety of networks, including State Developmental Disabilities Councils, Protection and Advocacy agencies, other University Affiliated Programs, and State service systems to disseminate information to target audiences.
(e) The process of developing and evaluating materials must utilize the input of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(f) The values of the UAP must be reflected in the language and images used in UAP products.
(g) Dissemination products must reflect the cultural diversity of the community.
(h) Materials disseminated by the UAP must be available in formats accessible to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, and appropriate target audiences.
(i) The UAP must contribute to the development of the knowledge base through publications and presentations, including those based on research and evaluation conducted at the UAP.
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§ 1388.7 Five-year plan and annual report.

(a) As required by section 154(a)(2) of the DD Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 15064), the application for core funding for a UCEDD shall describe a five-year plan, including a projected goal or goals related to one or more areas of emphasis for each of the core functions in section 153(a)(2) of the DD Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C.15063).

(1) For each area of emphasis under which a goal has been identified, the UCEDD must state in its application the measures of progress with the requirements of the law and applicable regulation, in accordance with current practice.

(2) If changes are made to the measures of progress established for a year, the five-year plan must be amended to reflect those changes and approved by AIDD upon review.

(3) By July 30 of each year, a UCEDD shall submit an Annual Report, using the system established or funded by AIDD. In order to be accepted by AIDD, an Annual Report must meet the requirements of section 154(e) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 15064) and, the applicable regulations, and include the information necessary for the Secretary, or his or her designee, to comply with section 105(1), (2), and (3) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 15005) and any other information requested by AIDD. The Report shall include information on progress made in achieving the UCEDD's goals for the previous year, including:

(i) The extent to which the goals were achieved;

(ii) A description of the strategies that contributed to achieving the goals;

(iii) The extent to which the goals were not achieved;

(iv) A detailed description of why goals were not met; and

(v) An accounting of the manner in which funds paid to the UCEDD for a fiscal year were expended.

(4) The Report also must include information on proposed revisions to the goals and a description of successful efforts to leverage funds, other than funds under the Act, to pursue goals consistent with the UCEDD program.

(5) Each UCEDD must include in its Annual Report information on its achievement of the measures of progress.

(b) [Reserved]

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