University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Continence Project

About our Project

It is our goal to increase the competence of the people, including families, who serve individuals with developmental disabilities through dissemination, training, technical assistance and interagency collaboration.

Our Objectives

  • Information collection and dissemination on the subject of bathroom/toileting competence for people with disabilities to: parents, educators, agency staff, child care providers, therapeutic services providers, health care professionals, individuals with disabilities and other interested parties.
  • Provide training, collaboration and telephone support to individuals, schools, agencies, and others who regularly come in contact with individuals with disabilities and who may be in a position to promote and implement toilet training programs.
  • Provide follow-up telephone technical assistance and support to teams who need help developing a toileting plan or locating specific resources to carry out a toileting plan.
  • Promote interagency collaboration at all levels and the establishment of independent toileting as a priority for all people with developmental disabilities because of its profound impact on a person's health, self esteem, and ability to be self-sufficient.

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