NY State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

New York

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYSDDPC) is a Federally-funded, New York State Agency working under the direction of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Council was created through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) of 1970 to "engage in advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities that are consistent with the purpose of the DD Act; and contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family-centered, consumer and family-directed, comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive and be integrated and included in all facets of community life."
The NYSDDPC Council is comprised of Governor-appointed volunteers. More than 60% of these volunteers must be individuals with developmental disabilities or family members. Other members include NYS State Agency representatives, UCEDD representatives, and representatives of the Protection and Advocacy System. In addition, a small staff of New York State employees supports the efforts of the Council in fulfilling its mission.
State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • New York Protection and Advocacy