The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 Public Law 106-402 (commonly called the DD Act)

  • Title I, Subtitle B talks about the functions of a Council.  
    • Engage in advocacy, capacity building, and systems change activities
    • Work should contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family centered and directed, systems of community services, individualized supports, and other assistance to help people with developmental disabilities exercise self-determination, independence, productivity, and be integrated and included in all facets of community life.

The DD Act includes policies, goals of the nation, and principles for DD Act programs to follow.

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