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What is the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities?

The GCDD is Arizona’s state planning council for people with developmental disabilities and is authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (P.L.106-402).

Who are the Members of the Council?

Twenty-five members serve on the Council. Members include:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Individuals who represent the agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities in Arizona

What is the Mission of the Council?

The mission of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to work in partnership with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through systems change, advocacy and capacity building activities that promote independence, choice and the ability of all individuals to pursue their own dreams.