Executive Directors

The DD Act requires the DD Council to recruit and hire a Director for the Council (Section 125 (c) (8)). Resources are provided to assist and support the DD Council Executive Director as they fulfill their role.

Executive Director Resources

Below is a collection of resources presented in alphabetical order and by topic.  These resources are helpful to individuals serving in the role of Executive Director. The search bar can also be used to locate resources.

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…