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Who We Are

The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) was authorized by executive order of the governor in accordance with Public Law 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

The CCDD is comprised of 26 members, 16 of whom are appointed by the governor. The makeup of the CCDD is unique in that 60 percent of its members are individuals with developmental disabilities or parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities. The remaining members are representatives of each major state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities in Kentucky.

CCDD membership also includes representatives from the state's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the state's Protection and Advocacy system.

Areas of Emphasis

Areas of Emphasis

The areas of emphasis are taken from the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 402-106) of 2000. The council decides at its May planning meeting what areas to address.

Position Statements

CCDD Position Statements

Position statements established by the council based on their areas of emphasis.


History of CCDD
How did the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) come to be? What does the CCDD do? What is a developmental disability?

Council Members and Staff

Council Members and Staff 
How many people are on the council? Who are the council members? Who is the staff for the council? How do you become a member of the council?


Last Updated 10/21/2014