About Our State Plan

The DDC is required to create a 5-Year State Plan to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Our State Plan helps guide our daily work, ensure we are addressing the most important priorities of the developmental disabilities community, and hold ourselves accountable to specific goals and objectives.

Each year we evaluate how much progress we have made and can make changes, if needed. People across the state play a very important role in the creation and implementation of our State Plan. We use your input to create the State Plan, and we need your constant feedback to make sure we stay on track.

Summary of 2022-2026 State Plan

Approved by the Developmental Disabilities Council on 7/15/2021. Conditionally approved and awaiting full approval by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

State Plan PowerPoint

The State Plan in an easy to navigate PowerPoint that provides an overview of the Council's goals, objectives, and activities.

Goal 1: Collaboration & Coordination

The DDC will work with public and private organizations to strengthen cross-agency communication and improve outcomes for all people with developmental disabilities and their families, in all communities and diverse populations, across the state. 


Cross-Agency and Cross-Disability Collaboration 
Supporting People with Co-Occurring DD and Mental Illness or Other Mental/Behavioral Health Challenges 
Collaborating with DD Network Partners 
Making Funding Recommendations to the Legislature and State Agencies 

Goal 2: Leadership & Advocacy

The DDC will develop and support leaders to strengthen their voices and effectively advocate for issues that are important to them, their families, and their communities. 


Leadership Training 
Advocacy Events 
Supporting Self-Advocacy Organizations 
Innovative Projects 

Goal 3: Policies, Programs & Practices

The DDC will advocate for equitable policies, programs, and practices that benefit all people with developmental disabilities and their families. 


Advocating on Issues
Creating a North Star Vision
Providing Information and Resources 
Advocating for People Who Are Most Impacted
Closing Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC) and Other Large, Segregated, and Congregate Care Models
Helping people with developmental disabilities avoid and transition out of jails/prisons, hospitals, and other restrictive settings 

Get Involved!

There are many ways to become involved with our work, from joining council, attending a meeting, or becoming involved in advocacy.

Our Work