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.

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…


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 Updates (2022 TAI)

This document provides information about the Administration for Community Living updates presented during the May, 2022 Technical Assistance Institute for DD Councils. The following topics were reviewed: Increasing DD Council…


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…