Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) work at the state level to protect individuals with developmental disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. There are 57 P&As in the United States and its territories, and each is independent of service-providing agencies within their states. Click here to download the AIDD Fact Sheet.

The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities receives funding authorized by the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-402) to provide assistance in the development and coordination of services and other assistance and opportunities needed by people with developmental disabilities and their families.


Grants & RFPs

Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative and creative proposals for fostering inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Consumer Involvement Fund (CIF)

The CIF is a reimbursement program that provides partial funding for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, or their guardians in Alabama to participate in professional or informational conferences, legislative advocacy skills training events, public forums, focus groups, hearings and other similar activities. The intent of the CIF is to promote consumer empowerment and involvement in activities that enhance independence, productivity and community inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Funds are distributed based on goals and priorities set by the Council.