ACDD periodically hosts special events of interest to people with developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers. Check back frequently and mark your calendar with upcoming dates.
A crucial part of empowering those with developmental disabilities is for our communities to join together to impact legislation dealing with issues of concern. Here are some important links.
Becoming and staying informed is the first step towards a better life for all Alabama citizens with developmental disabilities. This library of publications contains helpful materials you can download to learn more.
A to Z of Disability Etiquette
ACDD Trifold Brochure
This resource provides an overview of the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities. Available itn English, Spanish, and Korean.
Alabama Planning for Transition Handbook
Ready for Takeoff!
Special Education in Alabama
A Right Not A Favor
Putting People First
How to Speak the Language of Respect
For Legislative Advocates on Developmental Disabilities
Know Your Rights
It’s My Job, It’s My Life
Employment First for Alabamians with Disabilities
Go to Work
Partnering for Success!
SSI For Youth Who Want To Work
Returning to Work with HIV/AIDS (SSI)
Understanding Your Legal Rights
Making Sensible Decisions about Guardianship
The Anti-Bully Program: Do Anti-Bullying Programs Work For Children With Special Needs?
A Family Guide to Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)
For Children and Families receiving services from the Alabama Department of Human Resources
Alabama’s Home & Community-Based Medicaid Waivers
Interacting with people with disabilities
Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones
Watch these in-depth presentations for a clearer understanding of the rights of people with developmental disabilities and the many opportunities available to live, learn, work, and play in a more inclusive community.
Are you the parent or caregiver of a person with a developmental disability?
Learn about the valuable resources available through the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities and our network partners through the following on-demand webinar.
The Fight for Civil Rights
The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Click here to view a FREE one-hour webinar about the civil rights fight leading to passage of the ADA.