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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.


  • 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

Open Call for 2020 Conference Proposals

NACDD’s 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Washington, DC on July 8-9, and we encourage all to apply to join us as a speaker/presenter!

Here is our official Call for Proposals, and here is the 2020 Proposal Submission Form. The deadline to submit a proposal form is March 8, 2020. Please don’t hesitate to contact NACDD staff if you need any assistance with the proposal process.

Join NACDD in DC!

The Disability Policy Seminar (DPS) is the key opportunity to have advocates educate and inform policymakers on Capitol Hill and about issues that affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Census Bureau 2020

Data of people with disabilities being added to the Census Bureau is crucial. The Census Bureau will collect the data to make statistics for America to see how disability is handled in the 50 states and additional territories. The statistics about American citizens will make way for government programs, laws and policies.

With the 2020 election, it is crucial now than ever to be added. The statistics will show where the voices of American citizens lie and how loud they are.

Go on the Civic Engagement page to see all of our resources.