The Council engages in advocacy, systems change, and capacity building with people with developmental disabilities and their families in order to:

  • Support people with disabilities in taking control of their own lives
  • Ensure access to goods, services, and supports
  • Support communities so that all people belong
  • Empower people with all disabilities
  • Promote the understanding of the life experiences of people with disabilities
  • Pursue equity for all people


We envision a commonwealth where all people are valued and thrive.