We've Been Awarded a New Grant!
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Special Hope Foundation to train Spanish language interpreters in more effectively working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Communication is central to effective healthcare. Clear and thorough language interpretation facilitates care of individuals from traditionally under-served minorities, but the special communication elements required to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not part of interpreter training, nor are cultural differences in perception of developmental disabilities. This project will train Spanish language medical interpreters in these missing elements.