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Working to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society.

We Need Your Input

Tell us what you think! The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is about to draft a new Five-Year State/Strategic Plan, and we need your ideas and feedback.

Help us to determine what we should focus on in our 2022-2027 Five Year State/Strategic Plan by participating in this survey. If you need help or accommodations to take this survey, please call (302) 241-5118.

¡Dinos qué piensas! El Concilio de Discapacidades del Desarrollo de Delaware (DDC) está a punto de redactar un nuevo Plan Estratégico de Cinco Años, y necesitamos sus ideas y comentarios.

Porfavor ayúdenos a determinar en qué debemos enfocar en nuestro Plan Estratégico de Cinco Años 2022-2027 participando en esta encuesta. Si necesita ayuda o adaptaciones para realizar esta encuesta, llame al (302) 241-5118.

What is a Developmental Disability?

Developmental disabilities are chronic disabilities that are attributable to mental or physical impairments apparent before the age of 22. These disabilities tend to be life-long and result in substantial functional limitations in major life activities such as self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency.

However, this definition does not begin to define the abilities and lives of people with disabilities. People with disabilities are also mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. They laugh and cry, go to school, hold jobs, pay taxes, play sports, get married and have children. People with developmental disabilities are poets and playwrights, business leaders and professionals, athletes and advocates. They, like everyone else, are complex individuals with hopes, dreams and special challenges

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.