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The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

We are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities through advocacy and innovative programs that promote inclusion in all facets of community life.

               - Vicky Hiffa, DDPC Acting Executive Director

DDPC Agency Updates

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The DDPC is pleased to announce that on December 30, 2022, approximately $100,000 was awarded to support new and budding advocacy initiatives in New York State. These funds will be used to strengthen the capacity of both new and existing advocacy organizations run and led by people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as support non-profit organizations to enhance advocacy opportunities.

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The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is pleased to announce a total of $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded for a three-year pilot project to provide education to school-aged students with disabilities on learning and practicing decision-making skills which will allow them to become successful adults and make informed decisions.

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