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What does ACDD do?
The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) works to achieve equality of opportunity for all citizens. We promote independence, advocacy, productivity, and inclusion for Alabamians with developmental disabilities. Through our projects and initiatives, as well as our network of resources, we help them:
- Make the most of their educational potential
- Find and thrive in paid employment
- Rent, own, or modify an apartment or home
- Gain access to and use transportation
- Connect with organizations to coordinate healthcare and social services
- Participate in recreational, leisure, and social activities
- Learn leadership, self-determination, and self-advocacy
We work with organizations that assist individuals with housing and housing supports and services: renting, owning, or modifying an apartment or home.
We support efforts that lead to improved access to and use of transportation for individuals with developmental disabilities.
We encourage the business community to help individuals to acquire, maintain, and advance in paid employment within integrated, community settings.
We support programs that provide the tools for individuals to maximize their educational potential and acclimate into all aspects of student life.
We promote child care services, including before-, after-, and out-of-school care throughout the communities of families with children with developmental disabilities.
Recreation is a huge part of a productive life, so we strive to ensure community recreational, leisure and social activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.