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Nelson takes helm of DDTI

Professor Gary Nelson has assumed the role of primary investigator for the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (DDTI) at the UNC School of Social Work.

DDTI creates and shares knowledge and skills to foster improvement in services and outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities in North Carolina. It provides community-based capacity building, learning, evaluation and research.

Nelson plans to work with staff, and key state and community stakeholders, to revisit and renew the Institute’s vision and chart a strategic course for the next five to ten years. “I want to check back with state and community stakeholders to see what they see as value-added activities and undertakings, and incorporate that into the vision,” said Nelson.

Last month, Nelson held a retreat for various program units in the School to foster greater understanding and collaboration between those programs, including DDTI.