The association’s goal is to promote and assist state agencies in developing effective, efficient service delivery systems that furnish high-quality supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In pursuit of this goal, NASDDDS strives to provide member state agencies with timely analyses of federal statutory and regulatory policies that affect people with disabilities; disseminate cutting edge information on state-of-the-art programs and service delivery practices; provide technical assistance and support to member states; and offer a forum for the development of state and national policy initiatives.
The NASDDDS mission is to assist member state agencies in building person-centered systems of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The association’s goal is to promote and assist states in developing effective, efficient service delivery systems that furnish high-quality services and supports to people with lifelong intellectual and developmental disabilities.
State service systems should be based on the principle that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the same rights as all people which include a right to:
- be treated with respect and dignity;
- be independent and make individual choices;
- participate in family, community, and work life;
- have opportunities to maximize their full potential; and
- receive outcome-based services and supports.