• Driving Innovation in Public 
    Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    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. 

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  • Helping States Improve Quality

    National Core Indicators (NCI) facilitates the sharing of information with the public to strengthen policy, improve quality, and compare performance with national norms. 

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  • Helping States Increase Employment

    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.

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  • Helping States Broaden Supports to Families

    Stronger supports for families leads to better lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUPPORTING FAMILIES PROJECT

NASDDDS 50 years of Leadership and Support to States 1964-2014

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services is celebrating 50 Years of Outstanding Leadership and Support to States.  |  Learn More

NASDDDS Announcements

Registration now available...

Reinventing Quality 2014

Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times

August 3-5, 2014
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel , Baltimore, Maryland

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Directors Forum & Annual Conference

November 12-14, 2014
The Westin Alexandria Hotel
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia

State News Briefs

South Dakota Task Force Releases Final Report for Employing People with Disabilities

The South Dakota Governor's Employment Works Task Force, a result of Governor Dennis Daugaard's Employment Works Initiative, recently released its final report with recommendations for employing South Dakotans with disabilities.

Governor Daugaard announced his…

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Federal News Briefs

CMS Bulletin Clarifies Medicaid Funding for ASD Services for Children and Adults

A CMS Informational Bulletin describes Medicaid authorities for providing Autism Spectrum Disorder services to children and adults. The Bulletin details how ASD services can be reimbursed and addresses how EPSDT interacts with ASD services.

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