Frequently Asked Questions

Do you serve children or adults?

The Council on Developmental Disabilities serves all people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. From prenatal diagnosis, at birth and until the end of life.

I have questions about guardianship? Where do I start?

We are experts in the area of understanding a person's legal decision making options, including guardianship and the role of guardians.  We welcome you to contact our office at anytime regarding your questions about guardianship for an individual with developmental disabilities. 

Do you provide Medicaid or other medical, therapeutic services?

We are not a Medicaid provider. We do help families learn about eligibility for such services. We also advocate for increased funding for said services.

Is there a fee for your services or trainings?

We do not charge fees to families or people with DD-ID. Companies that utilize our trainings or curricula may be required to contract for services.

Can you send staff to join me for an IEP, ARC or other school meetings?

We generally offer information and guidance to parents. We also offer comprehensive training to parents and educators to help them navigate the special education system. Because of limited staff resources, we must use discretion (on a case by case basis) when electing to participate in school-based meetings.

Do you operate residential, day programs or employment services?

We provide detailed information about how to access supports like residential, day programs and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities, but we are not a direct provider of these services.