The Council is charged by federal law to create a five year state plan outlining how it will fulfill its responsibilities under the federal Developmental Disabilities Act (PL 106-402).
Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities and their families increase their knowledge in order to make informed decisions, exercise their rights and control their own lives.
Change service systems and community resources so that they are more responsive, accessible, and flexible for Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities.
Empower communities to provide positive, inclusive experience for everyone, so that people with developmental disabilities and their families feel welcomed and supported.
Support policy solutions, advocacy, and civic engagement led by people with developmental disabilities, their families, and allies.