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Developmental Disabilities Council

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Working to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society.

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COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and ABLE Accounts

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Live Your Best Life

Everyone benefits from fitness, recreation and good nutrition and everyone should have access to activities and programs to live their best life! Whether you're looking for fitness programs, recreational activities or ways to improve your diet, our goal is to gather that information here. Check out our new website, Live Your Best Life that is dedicated to health and wellness for all people.

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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Awareness Campaign

There is much evidence of a link that suggests individuals with Down syndrome are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s. View educational materials, designed to assist individuals with Down syndrome, their families, care givers and medical professionals to prepare for that possibility.

What is a Developmental Disability?

Developmental disabilities are chronic disabilities that are attributable to mental or physical impairments apparent before the age of 22. These disabilities tend to be life-long and result in substantial functional limitations in major life activities such as self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency.

However, this definition does not begin to define the abilities and lives of people with disabilities. People with disabilities are also mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. They laugh and cry, go to school, hold jobs, pay taxes, play sports, get married and have children. People with developmental disabilities are poets and playwrights, business leaders and professionals, athletes and advocates. They, like everyone else, are complex individuals with hopes, dreams and special challenges

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.

 

 



 
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