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Regional Service Provider Forums


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Led by Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence
May 2, 2024 - May 10, 2024

OPWDD wants to engage the network of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) service providers in a process to define cultural and linguistic competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion and what they mean for the developmental disabilities system in New York State.

Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) will host eleven virtual forums across the five geographic areas covered by OPWDD’s Regional Offices. The Provider Forums are designed to:

  1. assess the extent to which service providers have existing policies, practices, and resources for cultural and linguistic competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  2. elicit input on the successes and challenges of implementing policies and practices that support cultural competence, linguistic competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion within their respective organizations.

Who Can Join?

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or their designee who has authority to respond on behalf of the organization and is knowledgeable of the organization’s policy and practices related to cultural and linguistic competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion for persons with IDD and their families.

To join the Provider Forums, you will need:


  • To sign a consent and complete a registration form.
  • Access to a computer or tablet to access all internet-based platforms and technology used to conduct the forums.

Note:

To ensure efficient data processing, same-day registrations are not accepted for the forum.

For questions, email us at OPWDD-NCCCpartnership@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-5387.