The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) in collaboration with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and policymakers provides capacity building by promoting policies, plans and best practices that:
- Affirm the dignity, value, respect, contribution and worth of all New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.
- Support the full participation of people with disabilities in society.
- Uphold equality and self-determination for all.
- Promote access to research and information needed for informed decision-making.
- Convene individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers and others to learn from each other to promote promising system changes.
The NYSDDPC does not provide direct support services to individuals. The agency indirectly benefits individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and family members by developing and funding innovative, disability-related demonstration projects designed to identify new ways to improve the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families.
The NYSDDPC does not provide direct services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families; we provide funds for three-year pilots to demonstrate innovative ways to better serve individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families.
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