AK Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education 2016-2021 State Plan


State Policies & Initiatives: 

"The mission of the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education (the Council) is to create change that improves the lives of Alaskans with disabilities…The Council combines the expertise and experience of many stakeholders throughout the state into one unique Council. The Council works to make systems change in the following ways: Recommend changes in statute, regulation, policy and/or procedures, buld capacity, and coordinate advocacy activities."

The  five year plan includes goals surrounding self-advocacy and leadership, community choice and supports, housing, transportation, employment, early intervention, education and health. Specifically, the employment goals address improving self-employment, HCBS services, school-to-work transition, employment provider services, and cross-agency collaboration, among other issue areas.

  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Health and Social Services