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
- Supporting Children with Complex Needs
- Quality Managers
- Waiver Managers
- CFO Group
- Medical and Clinical Directors
- Attorney Group (coming soon!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.