National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) Supports Introduction of the Transition to Competitive and Integrated Employment Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) expressed its strong support for the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act, which provides states, service providers, subminimum wage certificate holders, and other agencies with the resources to help workers with disabilities transition into competitive, integrated employment. “By introducing TCIE, Representatives Bobby Scott…

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NACDD Launches #GOTVaccine Campaign Encouraging People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Get Vaccinated

GetOutTheVaccine.org Provides Resources on COVID-19 Vaccinations WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) debuted the Get Out The Vaccine website and called on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their loved ones, and caregivers to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines. On GetOutTheVaccine.org people with I/DD can find trusted…

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver: a voice for Developmental Disabilities

By Renee Manfredi, Hawaii DD Council Member and Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Women’s History Month always brings amazing women to mind.  As a woman and an individual with an Intellectual & Developmental Disability, the one woman who comes to my mind right away is Eunice Kennedy Shriver. I am not sure people realize all…

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NACDD Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2021

By Donna Meltzer, NACDD CEO As we mark the halfway point of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is excited to continue to celebrate the great strides made by so many people with I/DD. Everyone wants and deserves to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. But this month,…

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From ACL Blog: Celebrating our Impact During DD Awareness Month

By Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Each March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month offers us a chance to lift up the many ways people with DD make our communities stronger and showcase the hard work of self-advocates and the DD network across the country to advance the civil rights of people with…

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COVID and Me

Santa E. Perez is a published author of Sitting at Eye Level: My Life s An Advocate” and an accomplished advocate. She currently serves as Chair of the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities 2020 has been a hard year for everyone. The word pandemic was only a word that was a far-fetched event that…

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Highlighting Contributions and Moving Towards Change #DDAwareness Month

              While we as a country consider the contributions that black people have made to society as we now know it, black people, in particular, are used to hearing the same names cited year after year during Black History Month. With the reckonings that have been called for and the strides that have been made…

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