The NASDDDS mission is to assist member state agencies in building person-centered systems of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
National Core Indicators (NCI) facilitates the sharing of information with the public to strengthen policy, improve quality, and compare performance with national norms.
When people work in their communities and earn good wages, opportunities multiply. Jobs provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to earn an income, build a nest egg, make friends, and increase self-confidence.
Stronger supports for families leads to better lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services is celebrating 50 Years of Outstanding Leadership and Support to States. | Learn More
November 12-14, 2014
The Westin Alexandria Hotel
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia
Understanding Our History, Reflecting on Today, and
Launching into the Future
NASDDDS was founded 50 years ago!
From the times of isolation and institutionalization to self-determination, employment and supporting families, NASDDDS has been a leader in public policy and a catalyst is improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
As the next years unfold, new realities will shape the future. People with I/DD and their families will continue to drive how publicly funded should operate and their expectations will not be predicated on the service models of today. The demographics of the country are rapidly changing Technology is changing in ways that can support people to have good lives in the community. Social networks are speeding up communication. Innovation will be expected.
Please join us as we review our history, take a moment to reflect on today and launch into the future.
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NASDDDS’ projects harness state creativity to develop innovative approaches and then take them to scale.
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