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This survey of 39 University Affiliated Program (UAP) Outreach Training Directors describes UAP outreach training efforts to improve services to people with developmental disabilities. The survey examined the influence of different staffing strategies on the structure of outreach training programs, and the degree of participation by various groups in planning, coordinating, conducting, financing and evaluating outreach training efforts. Results indicated that UAPs provide outreach training to a large audience representing a variety of agencies and constituencies. UAPs funding one or more positions for outreach training provided significantly more hours of training to significantly more people. Based on the results of the survey, recommendations are offered regarding increasing the involvement of stakeholders in all aspects of outreach training, increasing collaboration between UAPs and technical and community colleges, avoiding duplication of training efforts, increasing evaluation efforts that measure the impact of training on outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities, reconsidering UAP resources allocated to outreach training, and increasing training for persons providing support to adults and older persons with developmental disabilities. The UAP Outreach Training Survey is appended. (Contains 46 references.) (Author/PB)

Descriptors: Adults, Agencies, Children, Developmental Disabilities, Inservice Education, National Surveys, Outreach Programs, Resource Allocation, Staff Development, Training

Publications Office, Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (alternative formats available upon request).

Autor: Wallace, Teri; And Others

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10811&id=ED361934

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