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.

Topic Spotlight

View All Topics
Data and Outcomes PHI Report: State Policy Strategies for Strengthening DSP Workforce

PHI recently released their report on the direct care workforce noting that recognizing the urgency of the crisis in…

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…

News #CrisisTalk Article with Mary Sowers

“IDD experts don’t need to go out on every call, but it’s essential that there be someone on call….

Announcements NCI®-IDD Releases the 2020 Staff Stability Report and COVID-Supplement

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

Autism 2021 Report to Congress on Autism Services and Research

The 2021 Report to Congress on the Health and Well-Being of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes efforts supported by…

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…

State News Maryland Releases Plain Language COVID Fact Sheets

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced the release of seven (7)…

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 Announces Cathy Anderson Award for Public-Private Partnership

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) along with the Public Consulting Group (PCG) announce…

Federal News COVID-19 and People with ID/DD Final Report Released

NASDDDS is proud to announce the COVID-19 and People with ID/DD Final Report and the COVID-19 Data on ID/DD…

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…

This is the default image

Find State Agencies

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

This is the default image

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