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The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.

State Self-Determination Advisory Committee (SSDAC)

The Statewide Self-Determination Advisory Committee is a statutorily created advisory committee that is comprised of the chairs of the 21 local self-determination advisory committees and a member of the Council, to advise and make recommendations on ways to increase the effectiveness of the Self‑Determination Program.