November 18, 2016 (Raleigh, NC) - The New Five Year Plan developed by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has been approved by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in Washington, DC.
The Five Year Plan establishes three goals to increase financial security and asset development; expand community living options; and increase advocacy for and by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the State of North Carolina.
"North Carolina's I/DD community provided a great deal of input on what they would like NCCDD to focus on over the next five years," said Chris Egan, executive director of NCCDD. "With this approval, we can move the Council forward to launch initiatives that will help meet these goals and objectives."
These new goals reflect input received from the North Carolina community gathered through 13 public listening sessions, an online community survey over the past year, and many discussions with Council members and other stakeholders.
AIDD is the federal agency for the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). AIDD provides funding and oversight of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Protection & Advocacy Systems, and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.
To learn more about the Five Year Plan, visit http://nccdd.org/the-council/five-year-plan.html
About the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities:
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) works to assure that people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, integration, independence, productivity and inclusion in all areas of community life. Through its Five Year Plan, the Council identifies and funds innovative projects and initiatives that promote the goals of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) for all North Carolinians.