Strengthening Disability and Cultural Competence in Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Work with People with IDD and their Families

People with IDD and their families may experience several challenges over the course of their lifespan, and these challenges must be navigated in a manner that respects how each person’s and family’s cultural values may impact their experiences and understanding of disability. The course offers strategies that staff and providers may use to integrate cultural and disability competence into their work with people with IDD and their families, strengthening access to the support system for this diverse group nationwide.

The course will assist I&R/A professionals to define intellectual and developmental disability (IDD); recognize barriers experienced by people with IDD and their families; describe the many ways that culture impacts how a person and family experiences disability; and identify best practices to serve people with IDD and their families.

This course was developed by The Arc in partnership with NASUAD to support the professional development of I&R/A specialists.
To access this free, online training course, visit NASUADiQ. If you are new to NASUADiQ, you must create an account for yourself to be able to access this course.