Network Partners

The 57 State Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) across the U.S. and its territories provide legal support to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and advocate on their behalf.

The 68 UCEDDs across the U.S. and its territories serve as liaisons between academia and the community, helping to address issues, find solutions, and advance research for those with developmental disabilities.

The Alabama Developmental Disabilities Network is comprised of the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (ACDD), the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP), and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). We work together to provide grants, services, referrals, education, research, and advocacy protection for Alabamians with developmental disabilities.

State Agency Partners

The Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) administers programs for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The Alabama Disability and Health Program promotes equity in health, prevention of chronic disease, improvement of emergency preparedness, and increased quality of life among people with disabilities.

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) provides Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Child Care Services, Child Support, Family Assistance, and Food Assistance.

The Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs coordinates and communicates with state and local agencies and child advocacy groups, seeking additional resources to invest in the welfare of children and families.

The Alabama Medicaid Agency manages several Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) waivers to help persons with developmental disabilities.

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) serves people with disabilities of all ages through 25 community offices, reaching residents in all 67 counties.

The Alabama Department of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities division operates a statewide provider network with support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SES assists education agencies to provide services to Alabama’s gifted children as well as children with disabilities, while ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.

As a statewide clearinghouse for information on disability resources, GOOD facilitates the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, healthcare, and leisure.