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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories.  The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.

The Role of NACDD

To provide technical assistance to all DD Councils

 • To advocate for the national public policy agenda

 • To advocate for DD Councils’ appropriations in Congress

 • To convene DD Councils for leadership and development training

New & Newsworthy

Registration for the 2016 NACDD Annual Conference and TA Institute! Partners in Progress: Empowering Children, Youth and Families for the Future Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill, Washington DC July 5-8, 2016
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of IDEA!
The White House event celebrated the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Watch the November 17, 2015 panel discussion from the White House here.
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Over 5 million Americans are estimated to have a developmental disability. 

According to the DD Act, the term developmental disability means a severe, chronic disability that occurs before an individual is 22 that is likely to continue indefinitely, and results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care receptive and expressive language learning mobility self-direction capacity for independent living economic self-sufficiency These impairments require the individual to sustain lifelong or extended supports or assistance. Diagnosed conditions may include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or spina bifida.
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