NACDD believes that people with developmental disabilities should be in charge of their own finances, to the degree to which they are capable, and deserve the training and opportunity to do so. NACDD is setting the stage for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand and carry out their financial responsibilities, as well as how to take charge of their financial future.

By increasing knowledge among DD Councils on the topic of financial literacy for people with developmental disabilities, NACDD is exploring making this topic a national initiative in collaboration with the National Disability Institute (NDI), Consumer Educational Services Inc. (CESI), Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) and the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN).