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 NASDDDS Releases Annual Impact Report

Following NASDDDS’ 2021 Annual Conference, the association released its Annual Impact Report, Impact Infographic, and a video highlighting our…

Announcements The 10 Year Anniversary for Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wingspread Conference for Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families the…

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…

Announcements Capacity Building Institute for Individuals with I/DD and Mental Health Support Needs

NASDDDS, with the support of NADD and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), is pleased…

Federal News Senators Introduce Legislation to Phase Out Subminimum Wage

On Thursday, November 18th, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the Transformation to Competitive Integrated…

Announcements Quick Strike TA States Selected

NASDDDS’ partner, ADvancing States, announced that seven states have been selected to receive intensive, short-term, “quick strike” technical assistance…

Federal News Considerations for Building Federal Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Related to I/DD

NASDDDS is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary…

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 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…

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,…

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