5 Year State Plan
The Arkansas Council's 2022-2026 state plan was given federal approval by the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services Administration on Community Living, and the Council's mission/activities will follow that plan for the next five years. GCDD's goals and objectives for the next five years are listed below. To see details on the activities of the plan, please use the links below to access our state plan documents.
Approved 2022-2026 Five Year State Plan
Goals, Objectives and Activities Table
Approved Federal Performance Measures with Guide
2022-2026 STATE PLAN GOALS AND OBJECTIVES (Effective 10/01/2021-09/30/2026)
Goal One: People with developmental disabilities and their families will be active in advocacy activities that improve their lives, and the lives of others and the service system.
Each year of the five-year plan, the Council will provide support to strengthen statewide self-advocacy organizations by increasing activity and participation by self-advocates.
The Council will increase leadership training for self-advocates and their families, in collaboration with Disability Rights Arkansas and Partners for Inclusive Communities, by providing technical assistance and administrative support.
Each year of the five-year state plan, the Council will increase opportunities for self-advocates who are leaders to train other self-advocates for leadership and increase opportunities for participation in cross-disability, culturally diverse organizations, activities and/or events.
Informal and Formal Services and Supports
Goal Two: People with developmental disabilities and their families will have improved access to community supports and services.
The Council will provide support to community partners to strengthen access to information, training and education for Arkansans with developmental disabilities and their families about available programs and services within the State and about emergent issues affecting the Arkansas IDD community; provide additional training as needed.
To address targeted disparity, the Council will work with partners across the state to reduce barriers when accessing information and services for Marshallese people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, and community leaders.
The Council will collaborate with community partners to identify and act on strategies to reduce barriers when accessing supports and services for Arkansans with IDD who have limited English proficiency (non-English speaking, English as a Second Language, and those with other communication needs).
Goal Three: The Council will work to improve competitive, integrated employment of Arkansans with developmental disabilities.
The Council will promote participation of people with IDD in employment first activities and similar community programs to advocate for legislative and policy changes that lead to an increase in competitive, integrated employment.
The Council will help increase the capacity of service providers and educate employers to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment of Arkansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
IDD = Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
PASSE = Provider-led Shared Savings Entity
GCDD or "the Council" = Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas
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