Who We Are

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council is a group of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create favorable conditions for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Commonwealth.

Read What We Do


The Council Makes a Better Future by:

  • Funding short-term projects that show new and innovative ways for people with disabilities to participate as respected and valued members of our communities.
  • Encouraging change in communities that embraces the diversity of the disability experience and confronts the stigma encountered by citizens with disabilities.
  • Advocating for improved public policies and services so that people with developmental disabilities may benefit from the opportunities and resources available to all other citizens and community members.
  • Empowering people with disabilities and their families to have a strong voice on matters in Pennsylvania which affect their lives.