Council Staff

The DD Act supports the DD Council Director to recruit and hire additional staff for the DD Council (Section 125 (c) (8)). Council staff helps the Executive Director more efficiently implement the directives set by the Council.  Resources are provided to assist and support DD Council Staff as they fulfill their roles and responsibilities.

If you are a newly hired DD Council staff member, please review the Orientation to the DD Council Program resource.

This page lists all resources for Council staff in alphabetical order as well as by category of resource.  The search feature will also help you locate resources.

Council Staff Resources

Below is a collection of resources that are specifically for Council Staff. Click the topic to see relevant documents.

2023 Updated Financial Guide for Councils

Introduction This resource is intended to serve as a reference tool and guide for fiscal managers, executive directors, and others responsible for the administration and fiscal management of federal allotments…


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…



After you complete all changes to the 5-year plan (and if you updated your FY 2023 Annual Work Plan), please complete the tracker form and email to your assigned program…


ABLE and Employment Report

This report highlights the work and accomplishments of DD Councils with regard to the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) and employment, based primarily on their 2018 Program…


ACL FAQs on Expanding access COVID-19 Vaccines

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DD Councils: Expanding Disabilities Network’s (DD Councils) Access to COVID19 Vaccines (Version 1.0 Date 4/14/21) The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced a new funding opportunity of…


ACL OIDD Updates

Leadership and staff from the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Disabilities, Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will share information about federal agency initiatives and updates. ACL OIDD Updates…


Advancing Cultural & Linguistic Competence: Where is your DD Council on the Journey?

Participants will: 1. Engage in a brief self‐assessment of individual cultural competence. 2. Discuss and list the extent to which cultural and linguistic  competence are specifically stated in Councils’: -Policies -Structures -Practices -Behaviors -Attitudes 3.Select and discuss road signs that describe where their respective  Councils are advancing cultural and linguistic competence. Click to…