Council Members

The DD Act requires that the members of the Council of a State shall be appointed by the Governor of the State from among the residents of that State.(Section 125 (b) (1) (A))

The resources provided on this page are to help Council members with understanding and fulfilling their role on the Council.  Additional resources on a wide variety of topics are available by clicking “Resources”.

We welcome Council members to explore the website for additional information and learning opportunities.

Council Members Resources

5 Exemplary Practices in Leadership (2021)

Effective leadership does not happen by accident. Leadership is a skill and must be developed. Leadership skills are improved by practice, studying and feedback. Leadership is not a position. Leadership…


Conflict of Interest: General Overview

Conflict of Interest Introduction Councils value the active participation and membership of stakeholders, state agencies, DD Act agencies, allied professionals, and leaders in disability rights. This active participation may at…


Council Member Leadership Training

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.…


DD Act Final Rule and Regulations Toolkit (AIDD)

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) DD Act Final Rule Toolkit   The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, within the Administration for Community Living, has released a final…


DD Act Final Rule Crosswalk for DD Councils

Information and Technical Assistance Center for Councils on Developmental Disabilities (ITACC) DD Council Final Rule Crosswalk of 1997 Rule to 2015 Final Rule Implementing the DD Act of 2000 Click…


DD Act National Findings Goal

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402) DD Act – the layout Has 3 Titles  Title 1 – Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities…


Link to AIDD’s 2001 Guidance on Lobbying

ADD has received questions on which activities grantees may engage in to influence legislation and still be in compliance with statutes, regulations and OMB Circulars which generally restrict such activities…


Link to DD Act in English

Public Law 106–402 106th Congress An Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE;…