What We Do
The DDPC addresses the needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) through projects that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion.
The primary work of the DDPC is done through pilot projects. These DDPC-funded projects seek to:
- Promote capacity building, and systems change efforts
- Empower people through work that teaches self-advocacy skills
- Advance public policy to help individuals gain more control over their lives
- Create an environment of independence, self-determination, inclusion, and acceptance
DD Councils develop 5-year State Plans telling the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) what work is planned to be done with the funding provided by AIDD. The State Plan is submitted to and must be approved by AIDD. The State Plan serves as a guide to the Council on how to allocate resources and achieve its goals and objectives. Councils may amend their State Plan once a year with AIDD approval.
2017 - 2021 Public State Plan
The 2017-2021 State Plan addresses changing State and national policies, is guided by stakeholder input, and acknowledges shifts in ID/DD services. Our State Plan consists of goals and objectives that the NYS DDPC plans to work towards over the next five years.
DD Councils report to AIDD on the progress made in meeting goals and objectives identified in the 5-year State Plan. The Annual Report highlights agency work. It includes updates on activities and collaborations, staff tasks, and the allocation of resources for the federal fiscal year.