January 29, 2021 – Read our draft 2022 – 2026 Five-Year State Plan Goals and Objectives (PDF)
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).
During each year of the state plan, an increased number of people with disabilities and their family members will become actively engaged in activities that give them increased choice and control in systems that directly impact on their lives and in the communities in which they live.
During each year of the state plan, the Council and its grantees will work towards making positive changes in systems that impact people with disabilities in Pennsylvania in order to ensure that they have access to the goods, services and supports they need to e engaged and active members of their communities.
To increase the capacity of and to challenge generic communities and systems to ensure that the systems and supports that are available to the community in general are made equally available, with appropriate accommodation, to Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
To provide increased opportunities for communication and the sharing of different disability experiences that affect all people with disabilities in common areas of their lives, and the cross disability impact of shared stigma and segregation.
To positively change the negative societal impact that occurs for people with disabilities as a result of social stigmas and to increase the public recognition that disability is a natural part of the human experience and just one aspect of the human condition.
To work with a select set of our grantees in using the IM4Q measurement tool to measure, via pre- and post tests, life outcome changes for those participating in these grants. This goal will provide one method for the Council and its grantees to measure final outcomes for the work in which we are engaged.
To lessen or eradicate the level of disparity experienced by marginalized groups.
To work collaboratively with the DD Act Network and other advocacy systems.