Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities


2022-2026 DRAFT State Plan Goals and Objectives

View a copy of our draft five-year plan goals and objectives for 2022-2026.

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas (the Council) serves as the State of Arkansas’ council on developmental disabilities (DD). Under federal law, Public Law 106–402, each state is authorized to establish a council on DD, which receives funds to carry out initiatives


No Need to Wait, You Can Do This

GET A COVID-19 VACCINE TODAY! Chances are great that you already know someone who has been vaccinated and did not experienced any significant adverse effects.  Ask your friends and family members today about their experience if you feel hesitant. 

You can take steps to protect yourself and your communities. It is critical that adolescent vaccinations


2021 Quarterly Meeting Schedule

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


Communicate Clearly

Mask for the DD Community

We wear masks to care for each other.

The GCDD Arkansas continues to search for ways to support the disability community during the pandemic. We have some face masks available, at no charge, which carry a message to address a specific communications barrier in our community.

We became aware of a


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

inclusion. integration. independence.

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