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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Announcements ACL Grants to UCEDDs Will Fund Transition Planning and Behavioral Health Training

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has announced the recipients of a number of new grants to University Centers…

Announcements Joint Blog Released: How States are Leveraging Federal Dollars to Transform HCBS

NASDDDS is proud to release a joint blog with NAMD and ADvancing States taking a comprehensive look at state…

Federal News White House Issues Fact Sheet on Disability Activities During First 100 Days

The White House has issued a fact sheet listing the Biden Administration’s disability policy activities during its first 100…

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…

State News Vermont Transition Services for Youth With Disabilities

(excerpt from Mathematica) Per a new report by Mathematica, youth with disabilities face many challenges as they transition from…

Federal News RAISE Report Offers 26 Recommendations to Strengthen Family Caregiving

The Family Caregiving Advisory Council created by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, & Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of…

Announcements NASDDDS Hosts Fourth Virtual Conference

After careful reflection and communication with our members, NASDDDS has decided to transition our November annual conference from a…

Announcements President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy that employs the same science-based approach that was used to…

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 Post-Secondary ID Program Standards Introduced

Per a recent article in Disability Scoop, accreditation standards are on the horizon that are intended to be used…

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…

News Washington State Establishes Office of Equity

In spring 2020, Washington state established an Office of Equity which will work across state agencies to ensure the…

News Pennsylvania Highlight: CoP Quality Improvement

Pennsylvania’s (PA) Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) reflects the core belief that “all people have the right to live,…

News Pennsylvania Releases Self-Advocate Transition Guide

This week, Pennsylvania released a Self-Advocate Transition Guide to assist people with disabilities and their families during readjustment to the COVID-19…

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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Find State Agencies

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