What We Do
The DDPC addresses the needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by conducting advocacy, systems change, and capacity building efforts that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion.
The primary work of the DDPC is done through the development of demonstration projects. These DDPC-funded projects seek to:
- Promote capacity building, self-determination, integration and inclusion
- Empower individuals through activities that teach self-advocacy skills
- Advance public policy and systems change to help individuals gain more control over their lives
- Create an environment of self-sufficiency, 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 the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) on the progress made in meeting goals and objectives identified in the 5-year State Plan. The Annual Report highlights agency work and accomplishments, including updates on activities and collaborations being implemented, tasks performed by staff, and the allocation of resources for the federal fiscal year.