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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 52nd Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act).

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Executive Directors Conference

November 2-4, 2015

Atlanta, GA

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10 Ways NACDD Is Shaping the Future for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families

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Graphic: National Disability Employment Awareness Month posterOctober 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!

For information on the many different ways to raise awareness during October, CLICK HERE

Graphic: Art of Impact coverNEW: NACDD Gives Self-Advocates New Tools with E-Publication & Web Site

NACDD recently released “The Art of Impact: A Handbook for Self-Determined Living”. Written by Dr. Scott Michael Robertson in conjunction with the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the NACDD, this publication is filled with resources, information and tips for successful advocacy. The accessible publication is available in multiple formats including PDF,       e-reader and straight text and is available at


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RECENT: Reno Conference Creates Enthusiastic Momentum on Issues!

200+ people from across the U.S. and around the world gathered to advance the issues important to people with I/DD and their families.  Aaron Bishop, Commissioner Administration on Disability (AOD), delivered the keynote, and conference sessions raised the profile on the need for an increase in self-advocacy and cultural diversity.  Read More.

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WEBINAR HELD:  Calling Much-Needed Attention to Issues for Older Adults with I/DD


This joint webinar presented by United Healthcare & NACDD provided an overview of aging and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), as well as health care considerations for aging and I/DD.  It featured a case study from Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Study of Aging and Developmental Disabilities, as well as Q&A. 



Presenters include Dr. Matthew Janicki of the University of Illinois-Chicago, who serves as co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices; Stephanie Gibbs, J.D., Director of Advocacy United Healthcare Community and State; and Donna Meltzer,     CEO of NACDD.                                                                           Learn More:  PDF of Powerpoint Slides


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