Welcome to the I/DD community and the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Council works to improve the opportunities and lives of North Carolinians with I/DD through advocacy, capacity building and systems change.
In the "Welcome" section of the website, you will find organizations and resources that provide supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), families, caregivers and the community. With its partner organizations across the State, the Council works to provide the statewide community with the information they need to enjoy independent lives in inclusive and integrated communities.
The purpose of the Council is to promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration and included in all parts community life for people with disabilities. Councils on Developmental Disabilities are located in every State and Territory. Council members serve as volunteers and are appointed by the state governor to represent and advocate for people with developmental disabilities.
In our work, the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities promotes and supports advocacy, systems change and capacity building for people with developmental disabilities and their families; supports programs, projects and activities that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities; develops and puts into action a State plan; establishes, strengthens or collaborates with a self advocacy organization to help provide leadership opportunities for people with developmental disabilities; and develops and monitors grants and contracts.