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.
NACDD recently signed onto two letters (Coalition for Human Needs; Clean Budget Coalition) calling for a clean budget and a continuing resolution (CR) that focuses on urgent, domestic spending. Domestic programs have a large impact on the disability community and cuts to these programs will disproportionally affect individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Making federal cuts or not providing timely, emergency funding in a CR for education and job training programs, medical care, aging and disability services, housing and child care, among others, will negatively affect states’ abilities to ensure accessibility to essential services for people with disabilities. Federally-backed services and supports are crucial to the wellbeing of the disability population in the United States and support individuals with disabilities to live and work in their communities.
One Vote Now
This National Disability Voter Registration Week, we are so excited to re-launch One Vote Now, our resource website on voting and the Presidential Election. OneVoteNow.org is here to help make sure you can exercise your right to vote because nothing should block your ability to participate in our democracy. Elections should be equally accessible for all Americans—including the disability community. Elections are more fair when they represent all of us.
Get Out The Vaccine
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and our 56 member Councils work across the United States and its territories to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Individual and public health, education and employment opportunities, and community living have drastically changed.
For many people with disabilities, including I/DD, they and their families or caregivers may be feeling anxious or unsure about the vaccine and its safety. Vaccine decisions should be based on facts and trusted sources.