PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Parents of children with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of adults with developmental disabilities

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to help shape policies that impact them. We have reopened our application process and are looking for people from diverse backgrounds to apply. Pennsylvania is a state with great diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, military/veteran status, disability, location, and lived experience, and we desire a Council that reflects that diversity. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we encourage people from different backgrounds who believe they have something to contribute to the Council to apply.

You can nominate yourself, a family member or friend, or a leader in the community who is willing to serve. Please see our page with frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about what it means to be a Council member and how the Council works. Nomination Forms are also available on the page.

NOTE: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations to complete this application, or if you would prefer to complete this application in an alternative format (via American Sign Language (ASL) Video submission, email or another format) please contact our office.  Accommodation requests and alternative submissions can be directed to McKinley Rouse, by email at or phone at 1-877-685-4452.