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
This toolkit assists states in complying with the home and community-based non-residential settings regulation requirements. The two elements include: "Exploratory questions to Assist States in Assessment of Non-residential Services and Questions and answers regarding home and community-based settings.
The U.S. Senate passed the ABLE act which will allow people with disabilities with an age on-set of up to 26 years old and their families the opportunity to create a tax-exempt savings account that can be used for maintaining health, independence and quality of life and will not effect their Medicaid eligibility.
Presentations from the November NASDDDS 2014 Annual Conference are now available (click on the PRESENTATIONS tab).
by Robert M. Gettings with book chapter by Nancy Thaler, November 2014
This book, published on NASDDDS’ 50th anniversary, provides the history of the association, its role in influencing legislative and administrative outcomes on behalf of people with I/DD and their families, key projects and collaborations, and directions for the future. (1.5 MB PDF)
50th Anniversary of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. Historical video highlights watershed events in history of the developmental disabilities movement. Written and narrated by Robert Gettings.
The South Dakota state Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR), along with the Department of Human Services (DHS), which includes the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), have issued a final report on a study that was conducted on the treatment of autism…
DOJ and HHS issued a joint letter signaling that states who cap direct support professionals’ (DSP’s) hours in response to the new rule may violate their Olmstead obligations if they don’t include an exceptions process. Also, a federal judge will issue a…
NASDDDS’ projects harness state creativity to develop innovative approaches and then take them to scale.
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