According to Federal Law, the state council representing individuals with developmental disabilities must be composed of no less than sixty percent of people who are:
- individuals with developmental disabilities;
- parents or guardians of children with developmental disabilities; or
- immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves;
- individuals must not be employees of a state agency that receives funds or provides services under this subtitle, and who are not managing employees (as defined in section 1126(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.132a-5(b)) of any other entity that receives funds or provides services under this subtitle.
If you are interested in becoming of a member of the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council, please complete a Board and Commissions Application.
Current Council Members
Individuals with a developmental disability:
Joseph Merritt, Jr.
Parents or guardians of a child with a developmental disability, or immediate relatives or guardians of an adult with a mentally impairing developmental disability who cannot advocate for himself or herself.
Members in accordance with other Federal requirements:
Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:
Older Americans Act of 1965:
Chris Oakes Division of Services for Aging and Adult with Physical Disabilities
Title XIX of the Social Security Act:
Katie Howe, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
DD University-Affiliated Program:
Beth Mineo, Center for Disabilities Studies/University of Delaware
Protection and Advocacy:
Laura Waterland Community Legal Aid Society, Inc./Disabilities Law Program
Private Non-Profit Agency:
Title V of the Social Security Act:
Karen McGloughlin, Division of Public Health