The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)

NASDDDS represents the nation’s agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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State News Three States Awarded ACL Assistive Technology Grants

ACL announced three new discretionary grant awards in response to the Assistive Technology (AT) Alternative Financing Program (AFP) Funding…

Federal News Non Emergency Medical Transportation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) webpage as part…

Announcements Report on Direct Care Workers in the United States

PHI recently released their new report, Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts. The report provides a…

State News Ohio Develops PSA to Recruit Direct Care Workers

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) collaborated with partners in their administration to develop a public service announcement…

Announcements NASDDDS Welcomes Mary Brogan as Board President  

Services (NASDDDS) announced to their membership in June that Mary Brogan, Administrator of the Hawaii Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD),…

State News Maryland Becomes Eighth Technology First State  

Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) Developmental Disabilities Administration recently hosted a kickoff event highlighting Governor Larry Hogan’s August 15,…

State News Washington State’s Consumer Directed Employer Model  

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services recently completed a multi-year project that created a co-employment relationship…

Announcements Director of State Policy and CoP for Supporting Families Retiring

CoP for Supporting Families Retiring Barbara Brent retires after more than 36 years of service to the I/DD field….

Announcements NASDDDS Welcomes New Team Member

Stephanie Mote Selected as Senior Policy Analyst The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) is…

Announcements 2022 Cathy Anderson Award for Public-Private Partnership Recipient Announced

New Mexico Advisory Council on Quality Recognized As Inaugural Awardee The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities…

State News Illinois Launches ISC Housing Navigator Pilot

The Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), 7 Independent Service Coordination (ISC )Agencies, and the Illinois Council on Developmental…

Federal News CMS Launches Unwinding Web Page

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new web page to serve as a central…

Announcements NCAPPS Video Shorts: Culture and Person-Centered Practices

In a new series of short videos, community members from the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems…

Announcements NCI-IDD Measures Final Endorsement Announced by NQF

National Core Indicators®-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NCI-IDD), a partnership between the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities…

Announcements CMS Launches ARPA HCBS Webpage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new landing page on Medicaid.gov for state Medicaid…

Announcements NASDDDS Position on Equitable Wages for People with I/DD

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) has issued an official position calling for the…

Federal News Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated.  Call 888-677-1199…

Announcements NASDDDS Statement on Racial Inequities and Pledge to Action

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) condemns the murder of George Floyd and the…

Federal News APSE Brief: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During COVID-19

Today, CMS issued an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine…

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Click here to find a particular state’s intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) agency address and phone number.

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Benefits of Membership

The association’s primary role and mission is to assist member state agencies in building person-centered systems of support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.  NASDDDS achieves this mission in a variety of ways including formal technical assistance; one on one support; educational opportunities; and networking events.

Forum for development of state and national policy initiatives
Networking and peer support opportunities
Leadership development and technical assistance
Analyses of federal statutory and regulatory policies