• 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. 

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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

ANCOR, NASDDDS, NASUAD Release Model Shared Living Contract

November 21st, 2014

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) have developed a model shared living contract designed to be used as a template by providers entering into certain shared living arrangements, often called adult foster care or host homes.

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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.

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Federal News Briefs

DOL Announces Time-Limited Non-Enforcement of Home Care Rule

DOL has announced a time-limited non-enforcement policy toward the Home Care Final Rule. From January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, DOL will not bring enforcement actions against any employer. From July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Department “will exercise…

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