Topical Groups

Affinity Groups

Joining an affinity group is a great way for members to get involved with NASDDDS! See some of our exciting offerings below:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable Series
  • Quality Managers
  • Waiver Managers
  • CFO Group (as needed)
  • EVV
  • Medical and Clinical Directors

See our association calendar or contact Carrie McGraw at for more information.

National Policy Work Group

NASDDDS maintains a National Policy Work Group (NPWG), made up of a chairperson and eight member state directors. This work group assists the Board of Directors and staff in formulating association positions on national policy issues of significance to state I/DD agencies. The work group meets in conjunction with membership meetings and holds virtual meetings on a quarterly basis.

For information about the National Policy Work Group contact Dan Berland, Director of Federal Policy at

Research Committee

The research committee consists of a subgroup of NASDDDS directors and executive level staff along with non-association members acting in an ex officio role who are subject matter experts in data driven research within the I/DD field. Joining the group is a select process. The group meets at least quarterly to review best practices; field advancements; and make recommendations for needed areas of focus in I/DD research both for NASDDDS projects and the larger I/DD community.