Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Check this page to find opportunities to provide your input! Your comments on how your state’s and country’s service systems work are very important to creating and improving services for all citizens.

What is a public comment? A public comment is a comment to a federal and/or state agency providing relevant feedback to a proposed rule or regulation under consideration by the government.

Who can make a public comment? Everyone! Public comments are open to all people (individuals, organizations, other agencies, business owners, stakeholders, etc.) interested in the proposed regulation.

Follow these links to find resources from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities on public comments:
How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process
Public Comment and Regulations

Why is providing comments so important? Participating in this process ensures that YOU have a say in how you and your loved ones are served through government/public systems.

According to the Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Public Commenting is an important opportunity to make your voice heard. It is essential to provide input in the development of effective rules and regulations that serve your community. Find out more in this document: Why Public Comments Matter

Share Your Story with GCDD

Have you participated in one of our activities or funded program activities (training, events, etc.)? We would love to hear your story. Please share the impact that participating in our sponsored activity made in your life!

Download the form here.

Download and fill it out electronically (or print the form, fill it out, scan it) and email it to our staff at to submit your story. You can even mail it to our office at

Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas
1515 W. 7th Street, Suite 320-330
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Please check back often for public comment opportunities, this section will be updated regularly.


Public Comments to the Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS)
Division of Medical Services (DMS)
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S295,
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

P: 501.682.8292
F: 501.682.1197

All DHS proposed rules, public notices, and recently finalized rules may also be viewed at: Proposed Rules & Public Notices

Public comments to Arkansas DHS must be submitted in writing at the above address or at the following email address: