The NASDDDS team is unique among national associations. Most of our colleagues have 25 or more years of experience within publicly funded intellectual and developmental disabilities service systems. We have worked for federal, state, and local governments; public and private service providers; along with universities and foundations. We know publicly financed services from many different vantage points — as payer, provider, and as researchers.
Our working relationships with national leaders and researchers in the field of I/DD; our collaboration with universities; and our ongoing dialogue with federal officials at CMS, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, and other federal agencies enables us to stay ahead of policy trends and keep our members aware of opportunities.
We are committed to building and maintaining service systems that are well managed, are sustainable and ultimately enable people with disabilities and their families to have good everyday lives in their communities.