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Please check our calendar for important meeting and event dates! Just follow this link to our Upcoming Meetings & Events page for up-to-date information.

2015 Disability Policy Seminar

April 13-15, 2015
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2015 NACDD Annual Conference,
Reno, Nevada
July 21-23, 2015
More Information Coming Soon!


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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM)

It’s not too late to participate! NACDD invites everyone to celebrate togetherness during DDAM by sharing photos, stories and videos of people with and without disabilities participating together in community life. For email number FOUR of the campaign,#sidebysideDDAM2015

Harkin Institute Congratulatory Letter

2015 NACDD Annual Conference Call For Presentatons.  Sign Up Now!

NACDD Welcomes Cindy Smith as its new Director of Public Policy                      

NACDD Sponsored-NLCDD Scholarship Application


Kevin Casey is the new Executive Director of the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council

Kristen Larsen is the new Executive Director of the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities

Patrick Reinhart is the new Executive Director of the Alaska Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Chris Egan is the new Executive Director for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

MaryLee Underwood is the new Executive Director of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.

FY13 and FY14 Funding Tables for the 3 AIDD Mandatory Grants 
Aaron Bishop Officially Named AIDD Commissioner

-NACDD Information Sheet 2014
-Funding History of Selected Federal Disability Programs                                
-CCD Budget Response           



What is a Developmental Disability?

A developmental disability is a severe, chronic disability that begins any time from birth through age 21 and is expected to last for a lifetime. Developmental disabilities may be cognitive, physical, or a combination of both. While not always visible, these disabilities can result in serious limitations in everyday activities of life, including self-care, communication, learning, mobility, or being able to work or live independently. Such disabilities are almost sure to result in a lifetime of dependence on publicly funded services, unless families receive sufficient support, children receive appropriate education, and adults receive appropriate services that enable them to live and work in their local communities.

Approximately 5.4 million Americans have developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities can occur in any family, no matter what their ethnic, economic, religious or political background.

For more information please visit the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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2014 Executive Directors' Meeting
November 3-5, 2014
 Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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