Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
Bridging the Employment Gap
In Arkansas, people with disabilities tend to be underemployed compared to those without disabilities. Multiple factors make it challenging for Arkansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to and can work find sustainable employment. One of these may be employer hesitancy to practice inclusive hiring.
The Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD)
No Need to Wait, You Can Do This
OUR BEST SHOT IS THE SHOT!
Get your COVID shot today. Chances are great that you already know someone who has received the shot and did not experience any significant adverse effects. Ask your friends and family members today about their experience if you feel nervous or still have questions.
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas meets quarterly, on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December, from 10am-1pm (Central).
The Council is currently meeting online, via the Zoom platform or by phone. Attendees who are not members may request the meeting link, login and call-in information from staff. We will offer an in-person meeting
Inclusion, Integration & Independence for Arkansans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Promoting inclusion, integration and independence for Arkansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in all parts of community life is our mission!
The Council works to identify the most pressing needs of the IDD community in our state and address those needs by conducting outreach, fostering change and supporting capacity-building efforts. We conduct activities and support programs
The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities strives to provide Arkansans with updates on what is going on in our communities including upcoming events, hot topics, spotlights on self advocates, and information on new programs & resources. Check out our Blog here!