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Advocate

We’re passionate about systems change and long-term solutions.
VTDDC is a part of a powerful network of state councils created by federal law.
The Council partners with Vermont disability-related groups to move key legislation and policy initiatives forward.

We support self-advocates and families to grow as leaders and become the voices of change.

All advocacy begins by saying, “Nothing about us, without us.”

 

Change

The Council invests its resources for positive outcomes.
Every five years the Council plans how its federal funds will be used to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Council activities include:
  • advocacy
  • public policy development
  • best practice demonstrations
  • leadership education

We stood with self-advocates when they erased the R-Word from VT legislation.

Join

You can apply and become a candidate for membership.
Self-advocates and family members make up more than 60% of the Council.
The Council represents a diverse geographic sample and various personal situations, including underserved groups.

Members identify priority issues and projects that will be supported by Council resources.

Applications available on our website or upon request. Openings are limited.

 

 

We believe that...

With opportunities, people grow and share their dreams and talents.

Communities are stronger when all people have a voice and are heard with respect.

The humanity we share is more important than the differences in our abilities.

 

 

 

What's New

Now Accepting Bids for DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY

11/01/2017: We're seeking an organization to plan and host a Disability Awareness Day (DAD) on February 28, 2018 that brings together people with disabilities, family members, and allies with legislators and other policy makers at the Vermont State House to raise awareness about the supports necessary to live healthy, independent lives in the community.

NEWS RELEASE

08/09/2017: Treasurer’s Office Launches “AbleToSave” Month as Part of Outreach to Highlight New Savings Program for Vermonters with Disabilities

Our Annual Report is out!

06/02/2017: VTDDC's 2017 Annual Report summarizes everything the Council accomplished within the last year.

Alert to proposed change to the By-Laws

05/30/2017: Article IV: Membership; Section 1, General; item D.
More What's New…
Upcoming Meetings
Policy Committee Meeting in November VTDDC Offices, Berlin, VT,
11/27/2017
Executive Committee Meeting in December VTDDC Offices, Berlin, VT,
12/04/2017
Quarterly Meeting in December 12/07/2017
Policy Committee Meeting in December VTDDC Offices, Berlin, VT,
12/18/2017
Upcoming meetings…