University of Guam - Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (CEDDERS)

University of Guam - Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (CEDDERS)


Phone: 1-671-735-2481, 1-671-734-6531 (TTY)
Fax: 1-671-735-5709
Email: margie.johnson@guamcedders.org
Website: www.guamcedders.org/
Types of Services Offered: Disability Services, Information & Referral, Support Services
Category: Government Local

From its inception in 1993, Guam CEDDERS has evolved into a dynamic organization that aims to build bridges with partners to create stronger linkages, programs, services, and supports to positively impact the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  As mandated by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Guam CEDDERS is committed to its Core Functions that include interdisciplinary training, services and supports, and research and dissemination activities that reflect cultural relevance and sensitivity. In partnership with individuals with disabilities and their families, agencies, organizations, and service providers, Guam CEDDERS creates pathways that enhance, improve and support the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

 
Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

Guam CEDDERS Project Websites


Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) 

Guam System for Assistive Technology or GSAT is a federally-funded program under the University of Guam CEDDERS authorized under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. GSAT provides assistive technology-related services to children and adults with disabilities in Guam so that they can live productive, independent, and quality lives.
Guam Early Learning Council (GELC)
 
The Guam Early Learning Council was created to provide a coordinated framework, involving all child-serving agencies and family representatives, to develop a comprehensive system of supports for young children and their families. First established through Executive Order 2004-14 by former Governor Felix P. Camacho, and then mandated legislatively through Public Law 31-62 in 2011, the Council’s composition, goals and objectives, and roles and responsibilities focus upon the efficient and effective delivery of services and support to young children, birth to eight (8), and their families.
 
The Guam Early Learning Council was created to provide a coordinated framework, involving all child-serving agencies and family representatives, to develop a comprehensive system of supports for young children and their families. First established through Executive Order 2004-14 by former Governor Felix P. Camacho, and then mandated legislatively through Public Law 31-62 in 2011, the Council’s composition, goals and objectives, and roles and responsibilities focus upon the efficient and effective delivery of services and support to young children, birth to eight (8), and their families.

Guam Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (Guam EHDI)

This website is designed to provide information for families and professionals about the Guam EHDI Project, including infant hearing screening and the importance of follow-up screening, evaluation, and the early intervention services.

Pripåra Hao

Pripåra hao is a Chamorro phrase which means “prepare yourself” or “get ready.” In addition to general emergency preparedness planning, individuals with disabilities have additional needs before, during, and after an emergency situation that have to be included in their personal plan to ensure safety and allow for speedy recovery back to normalcy. Individuals with disabilities who are self-sufficient in normal circumstances may need the help of others during an emergency situation.

Projects are categorized under the following Core Functions:

·        Interdisciplinary Pre-service Preparation; Continuing Education; Community Services; Training
·        Community Services: Technical Assistance, Model Services, Demonstration Services
·        Research/Evaluation; Information Dissemination

The Core Functions are also aligned with the University of Guam’s Core Commitments that include enhancing Academic Quality, enrollment growth, retention, institutional visibility, promoting the Land-Grant Mission and community engagement, strengthening institutional efficiency and effectiveness.

·        Enrollment Growth, Retention
·        Institutional Visibility
·        Promoting the Land-Grant Mission and Community Engagement; and
·        Strengthening Institutional Efficiency and Effectiveness.
 

Margaret Johnson, Secretary

margie.johnson@guamcedders.org

, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-735-2481, 1-671-734-6531 (TTY)

1-671-735-5709

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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