2012-2016 State Plan Goals and Objectives

Access Goal

Increase opportunities so that people with developmental disabilities and their families improve their access to and use of services and supports in the communities of their choice.

  • Objective: Collaborate with stakeholders to afford opportunities for at least 200 people with developmental disabilities to experience meaningful and inclusive social relationships based on shared interests.
  • Objective: Develop partnerships with schools to offer appropriate inclusive school activities to at least 50 students with developmental disabilities throughout the 5 Year Plan.
  • Objective: Develop and implement a plan to provide information to at least 250 people with developmental disabilities in different areas of the state regarding local accessibility in the area of Housing.
  • Objective: Support the implementation of a program for the expansion of affordable and accessible dental services in a rural community.
  • Objective: Collaborate with other agencies and organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate a program to promote healthy lifestyles and recreational activities among a minimum of 100 people with developmental disabilities.
  • Objective: Support the development of increased integrated employment opportunities for a minimum of 50 people with developmental disabilities.
  • Objective: In collaboration with other stakeholders, the Council will support effective life transitions for at least 150 people with developmental disabilities.
  • Objective: Develop and implement a plan to provide information to at least 250 people with developmental disabilities in different areas of the state regarding local accessibility in the area of Transportation.

Education Goal

Provide education/information and public awareness so that people with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the communities of their choice.

  • Objective: Support the education of at least 100 healthcare providers and stakeholders on identifying and providing techniques to overcome barriers to healthcare for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Objective: In collaboration with other agencies/organizations, provide disability awareness materials to at least 500 First Responders.
  • Objective: Support Council member participation through staff and administrative support so that members can make informed decisions to implement the Council’s Mission and Goals.
  • Objective: ACDD Staff supports and/or provides disability related information and resources to at least 1,000 stakeholders.

Public Policy Goal

ACDD will promote, support and influence public policy that improves productivity, independence and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

  • Objective: Support annually, at least 3 legislative platforms on a state, local, or federal level.

Advocacy Goal

ACDD will support statewide advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.

  • Objective: Each year of the State Plan, provide funding or technical assistance to establish and/or strengthen at least one program for the direct funding of a state self-advocacy organization led by people with developmental disabilities.
  • Objective: Each year of the State Plan, support opportunities for people with developmental disabilities who are considered leaders to provide leadership training to other people with developmental disabilities who may become leaders.
  • Objective: Each year of the State Plan, support and expand participation of people with developmental disabilities in cross-disability and culturally diverse leadership coalitions.
  • Objective: Support at least 50 individuals who have developmental disabilities and their family members to improve their skills related to self-advocacy, public advocacy, and leadership.