State Policy

State intellectual/developmental disabilities develop policy on a wide-range of areas: managing waiting lists, service planning, service definitions and service standards, positive behavioral support practices, employment first, quality management, budgeting and rate setting, etc.

NASDDDS stays alert to state policy developments, communicates those developments across all states and provides a platform for states to share ideas and learn from each other.

Information Dissemination

NASDDDS continuously scans its members for new developments, innovative programs and legislative and executive branch actions to disseminate among the members.

State News Briefs — a bi-weekly digest that covers state policy and program initiatives available only to state members via the ListServ.

Community Services Reporter — the only newsletter in the country reporting exclusively on state policy and programmatic initiatives for people with developmental disabilities is available to states agency members at no cost. If you are a state agency member and want to join the NASDDDS ListServ to receive the NASDDDS newsletters and other postings, please email karol snyder. Non-members can receive the newsletter through subscriptions.

Connecting Members

The association ListServ supports direct, interactive communications between and among member state agency officials.