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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.

Administration for Community Living Resources

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Covid-19 Resiliency Network Information

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Disability Related Statistics

US/AL Statistics

How to Prepare Your Home When Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

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A to Z of Disability Etiquette

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ACDD Trifold Brochure

This resource provides an overview of the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities. Available itn English, Spanish, and Korean.

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ACDD Advocate

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Alabama Planning for Transition Handbook

Ready for Takeoff!

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Special Education in Alabama

A Right Not A Favor

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Putting People First

How to Speak the Language of Respect

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Hot Tips

For Legislative Advocates on Developmental Disabilities

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Know Your Rights

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It’s My Job, It’s My Life

Employment First for Alabamians with Disabilities

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Go to Work

Partnering for Success!

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SSI For Youth Who Want To Work

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Returning to Work with HIV/AIDS (SSI)

Understanding Your Legal Rights

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On Guard:

Making Sensible Decisions about Guardianship

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The Anti-Bully Program: Do Anti-Bullying Programs Work For Children With Special Needs?

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A Family Guide to Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)

For Children and Families receiving services from the Alabama Department of Human Resources

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Alabama’s Home & Community-Based Medicaid Waivers

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Hospitality Hints

Interacting with people with disabilities

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Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

Act Early

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Milestone Sheet

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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.

ACDD Webinar

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.

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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.

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