The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities calls on Congress to Pass a Clean Continuing Resolution and Budget for FY24

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…

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Statement on 60th Anniversary of the DD Act

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) honor the 60th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights (DD) Act. The DD Act established the DD Network, which includes State Councils on Developmental Disabilities; University Centers…

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NACDD Statement in Support of NIH Designating People with Disabilities as a Population with Health Disparities

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Councils for Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is proud to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designation of people with disabilities as a population with health disparities. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities and Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., Director of the…

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NACDD Statement on the Passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) mourns the passing of Senator Diane Feinstein, a true leader who served as the United States Senator from California since 1992.   “Sen. Feinstein championed access to healthcare for all Americans, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Robin Troutman, Deputy Director for the…

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NACDD Statement in Support of NIH Designating People with Disabilities as a Population with Health Disparities

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Councils for Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is proud to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designation of people with disabilities as a population with health disparities. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities and Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., Director of the…

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NACDD Statement in Support of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Councils for Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is proud to support the reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRRA) introduced on National Voter Registration Day, September 19, 2023. “Access to the ballot is critical for democracy, yet people with disabilities often face substantial obstacles to exercising their right…

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