The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is authorized by Public Law 106-402 to address the unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities through system-wide advocacy, planning and demonstration projects.

Documents and Executive Orders related to the history of the DDC

The mission of the Delaware DDC is to promote and embrace inclusion, equality and empowerment. To that end the Council will:

  • Fund projects that promote system change.
  • Facilitate access to culturally competent services.
  • Educate the public and policy makers.
  • Hold agencies accountable.

The Delaware DDC believes that all individuals should be included; all individuals should be able to exercise their rights and responsibilities; the needs of individuals and families should be met; supports should be person-centered; and equality should be promoted and the accepted standard.


The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council is federally funded through the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and a proud member of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).