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u003ch3u003eThe National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)u003c/h3u003ernNASDDDS 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 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…

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…

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…

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u003ch2u003eFind State Agenciesu003c/h2u003ernClick here to find a particular state’s intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) agency address and phone number.

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u003ch3u003eBenefits of Membershipu003c/h3u003ernThe 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.rnu003cdiv class=u0022addtoany_share_save_container addtoany_content addtoany_content_bottomu0022u003ernu003cdiv class=u0022a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_listu0022 data-a2a-url=u0022https://nasddds.mystagingwebsite.com/member-services/u0022 data-a2a-title=u0022Member Servicesu0022u003eu003c/divu003ernu003c/divu003e

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