Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens FY 2016 Annual Report


~~“This year council and staff at the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) was pleased to work with other disability advocates and organizations to assist in organizing and planning of the Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary celebration that was held in Dover in July 2015. We had over 40 vendors participate in the parade and many vendors display their materials as well.

The GACEC worked with the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) in preparation for the Joint Retreat which was held in April 2016. We held focus groups throughout the state as well as webinars to gather input from a variety of stakeholders that will help the three Councils understand where we still have barriers. We were pleased to have Attorney General Matthew Denn kick off the day.

We worked collaboratively for countless hours with the DDC and many other Disability Advocates throughout the state on the Supported Decision Making Bill.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
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