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2022 - 2026 State Plan

The DC State 2022-2016 State Plan Logo: A black outline of DC with a red circle with the white cross (Health), a orange suitcase (Employment), a yellow house (Housing), a green area with bars (Quality), a blue graduation cap (Education), and a brown fist pumping (Diversity). Below is text: 2022-2026 DDC STATE PLAN.

The District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is in the process of developing a new Five-Year State Plan (State Plan) for fiscal years 2022–2026.

The State Plan will guide the future direction and goals of the DDC.

The State Plan will reflect the diverse voices of the community. The DDC will identify the needs, activities, and supports as indicated by District of Columbia residents with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, friends, advocates, colleagues and other professionals who support this community. We invite all in the DC Community to join us through monthly opportunities to get their voices heard! 

The DDC is seeking the input of those most impacted by our work to identify the most pressing needs in the District. As part of the State Plan process, we are asking advocates with developmental disabilities, family members, professionals who support people with developmental disabilities and members of the community to complete a brief survey. Your answers will be used to help shape our efforts for the next five years.

Your input is important!

The survey should take 20 - 30 minutes to complete and all responses are completely anonymous unless you choose to leave your email address. All email addresses will be entered into a random drawing, by the DDC, to select three individuals in November, December, and January to receive one of nine $25 gift cards. Your email address will only be used to notify you of your winning. To access the survey, please visit the following link: https://forms.gle/tb45XA7APSzPU6rK7, or scan the QR Code below.

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Encuesta sobre el Plan Estatal 2022-2026 del Consejo de Discapacidades del Desarrollo del Distrito de Columbia: https://forms.gle/P6bnKPoNLVB4AKGy5

Enquête réalisée dans le cadre du plan d’État du DC Developmental Disabilities Council 2022-2026: https://forms.gle/5H6mcCXG223sFKnq8

DC 发展障碍理事会 2022-2026 州计划调查: https://forms.gle/G3FrB9AtLHnJLibr5

DC 발달장애 자문위원회 2022~2026년 주정부 계획 설문조사: https://forms.gle/XTKEnnLtt66JjbUk6

Khảo sát Kế hoạch Tiểu bang 2022-2026 của Hội đồng Khuyết tật Phát triển DC: https://forms.gle/SMeBNtSxFJcPRj8EA

የዲሲ የዕድገት አካል ጉዳተኝነት ካውንስል 2022-2026 የግዛት ዕቅድ ዳሰሳ ጥናት: https://forms.gle/oTKdfjpf3oJHw9MXA


The DDC will host several virtual focus groups and virtual public community forums throughout the coming year to gather feedback as part of our commitment. Information about all focus groups and community forums will be posted here, so be sure to check back often for more information and make requests for reasonable accommodations!

Upcoming focus groups include:


Viernes, 19 de febrero de 2021 – 3:00PM a 4:30PM

Este Foro Comunitario Virtual será en español con traducción al inglés, contará con intérpretes en lenguaje de señas (ASL) y se tendrá servicios de subtítulos en español e inglés (CART)

Regístrese con anticipación para este evento en el enlace a continuación: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcOivqjgpG9AdJs_ysqr6lGppNmy2CJeR


Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

This focus group is designed for the LGBTQ+ community of people with disabilities. It will be conducted in English with ASL interpretation and CART captions.

Register in advance for this event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOmgqD4pH9av89vV0_via92H1YzZ891A


 Previous focus groups that we held include:

  1. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00AM-11:30AM, Focus Group: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Advocates with Disabilities
  2. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 1:00PM-2:30PM, Focus Group: Families of Individuals with Disabilities
  3. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 1:00PM-2:30PM, Focus Group: Community Representative, Advocates, Professionals (Stakeholders)
  4. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 5:00PM-6:30PM, Focus Group: Families of Individuals with Disabilities
  5. Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:00AM-11:30AM, Focus Group: Community Representative, Advocates, Professionals (Stakeholders)
  6. Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:00PM-7:30PM, Focus Group: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Advocates with Disabilities
  7. Monday, December 21, 2020 - 5:00PM-6:30PM, Focus Group: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Advocates with Disabilities
  8. Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00AM-11:30AM and 1:00-2:30pm, Focus Group: All DC Residents


If you need assistance completing the survey or the registration form, help in your language, or free interpreter assistance, please call Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563.

የቋንቋ እርዳታ በአማርኛ እርዳታ ከፈለጉ በ Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected] ይደውሉ። የነፃ አስተርጓሚ ይመደብልዎታል።

語言協助 如果您需要用(中文)接受幫助,請電洽 Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected],將免費向您提供口譯員服務

AIDE LINGUISTIQUE Si vous avez besoin d’aide en Français appelez-le Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected] et l’assistance d’un interprète vous sera fournie gratuitement.

언어 지원 한국어로 언어 지원이 필요하신 경우 Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected] 로 연락을 주시면 무료로 통역이 제공됩니다.

AYUDA EN SU IDIOMA Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor llame al Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected] para proporcionarle un intérprete de manera gratuita.

GIÚP ĐỠ VỀ NGÔN NGỮ Nếu quý vị cần giúp đỡ về tiếng Việt, xin gọi Alison Whyte, 202-340-8563, [email protected] để chúng tôi thu xếp có thông dịch viên đến giúp quý vị miễn phí.

The mission of the District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is to strengthen the voice of people with developmental disabilities and their families in support of greater independence, inclusion, empowerment and the pursuit of life as they choose. We strive to create change that eliminates discrimination and removes barriers to full inclusion through our advocacy activities, capacity building and systemic change. The District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council is one 56 Developmental Disabilities Council (DDCs) across the United States and U.S. territories. The DDC is established and operates in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) Public Law 106-402.