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Contact Olivia Lebens with questions at 208-885-6183 or olebens@uidaho.edu
How can you apply?

  1. Download (PDF), review and complete the committee member packet.
  2. Submit your completed nomination form via fax, email, or regular mail.
    Mailing address:
    CDHD
    University of Idaho
    875 Perimeter Drive MS 4061
    Moscow, ID 83844-1061
    Fax: 208-885-6145
    Email: olebens@uidaho.edu
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The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of Idahoans with disabilities, family members, and professionals. The CAC guides CDHD leaders by providing insight into the opportunities and challenges facing people with disabilities and their families on national, state, and local levels.

The role of the CAC is to:

  • Collaborate in the development of the CDHD five year plan;
  • Provide on-going feedback related to activities associated with the goals and objectives;
  • Assist in the development of the mission and vision of the center;
  • Provide input into the design of courses, interdisciplinary activities, and products, and
  • Review outcome data and provide suggestions for change across all activities.

Who are the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Members?

Committee members consist of:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • A representative from the state developmental disability council
  • A representative from the state protection and advocacy organization
  • Individuals representing advocacy organizations
  • Disability advocates
  • Elected officials
  • Service providers

In compliance with the federal funding mandate, the majority of the membership must be consumers and family members. View the current members of CAC.

What are the Responsibilities of Being a Committee Member?

  • A commitment to attend committee meetings held three times per year
  • Assistance in establishing systems changes to positively affect lives of people with disabilities
  • Help establish and maintain the long-term vision of the CDHD
  • Help establish five-year goals for CDHD activities
  • Do satisfaction monitoring for the CDHD
  • Establish the values for the CDHD
  • Share what is going on at the Center with other agencies and service providers
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