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Five Year Plan (2017-2021)

5 year plan logoEvery five years, the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues in North Carolina.

It outlines goals, objectives and specific activities that will be implemented to bring about change. The State Plan guides the Council regarding how staff and fiscal resources are allocated. The Council's State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act).

The new Five Year Plan (2017-2021) was recently adopted by the 40-member Council and was approved by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). Implementation began on October 1, 2016.

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Read below for the complete NCCDD Five Year Plan Goals & Objectives (2017-2021):

(Current Version updated August 15, 2016) To download the pdf, click here.

GOAL 1: INCREASE FINANCIAL SECURITY THROUGH ASSET DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH I/DD

Increase financial asset development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) so that they and their families have greater opportunities for choice, self-determination, independence and productivity.

OBJECTIVE A: Increase financial asset development and security by increasing knowledge, developing financial plans and implementing the plan’s goals

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will have a financial plan, leading to greater security.

OBJECTIVE B: Increase integrated competitive employment and careers

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will have integrated, competitive employment and careers through collaboration which will include education, workforce development, employment supports, employer engagement and barrier reduction.

OBJECTIVE C: Increase educational expectations for employment and careers

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will have educational expectations and education regarding employment and career goals, as will their families and other stakeholders through increased knowledge and meaningful collaborations.

GOAL 2: INCREASE COMMUNITY LIVING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH I/DD

Throughout their lifespan, more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will be fully included, respected, valued and supported in their communities.

OBJECTIVE A: Increase community housing and transportation

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will choose where and with whom to live in their community and will have transportation options to support community living and employment.

OBJECTIVE B: Increase health access and wellness opportunities

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will have access to, and continuity of healthcare and wellness opportunities through individual and family education and provider capacity building.

OBJECTIVE C: Increase healthy community relationships

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD will have healthy relationships and positive community connections that will support personal choice and decision making.

GOAL 3: INCREASE ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH I/DD

More individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will lead and sustain self-directed lives through self-advocacy, family advocacy and stakeholder leadership.

OBJECTIVE A: As mandated by the DD Act, increase support to a statewide self-advocacy organization(s) through leadership development and coalition participation by:

  1. establishing or strengthening a program for the direct funding of a state self-advocacy organization(s) led by individuals with I/DD;
  2. supporting opportunities for individuals with I/DD who are considered leaders to provide leadership training to individuals with I/DD who may become leaders; and,
  3. participation in cross-disability and culturally diverse leadership coalitions.

Measurement: More individuals with I/DD will knowledgeably advocate and take part in decisions that affect their lives, the lives of others and/or systems.

OBJECTIVE B: Increase individual, family, public and system knowledge and engagement to provide system advocacy for the financial security and community living opportunities of individuals with I/DD; with additional specific emphasis to increase the knowledge and engagement of members of the NC Hispanic/Latino community

Measurement:
More individuals with I/DD and their families will knowledgeably advocate and take part in decisions that affect their lives, the lives of others and/or systems; with additional specific emphasis to produce accessible communication so more Hispanic/Latino individuals with I/DD will lead and sustain self-directed lives through self-advocacy, family advocacy and stakeholder leadership.

OBJECTIVE C: Increase professional development to improve expectations and supports for individuals with I/DD

Measurement:
More I/DD professionals, other professionals and community leaders will receive leadership development to support collective impact to advance the financial security and community living opportunities of individuals with I/DD.

To read the complete NCCDD Five Year State Plan (2017-2021) online, click here. To download the pdf, click here.

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