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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.


  • To provide technical assistance to all DD Councils
  • To advocate for the national public policy agenda
  • To advocate for DD Councils’ appropriations in Congress
  • To convene DD Councils for leadership and development training

Thank you to everyone who participated in Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2018!

As we start to think about DD Awareness Month 2019, we would like to hear from YOU! Tell us what worked this year and what didn’t, and any new ideas you may have for next year. Please click below to complete a short feedback survey.