Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council

Our Mission

To expand opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Vision

The Council envisions a world in which every individual with an intellectual and developmental disability has access to a full, meaningful life in an inclusive community.

Our Values

In partnership with self-advocates, family members, service providers and other stakeholders, the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council improves lives by advocating for better funding and quality services; promoting education to raise awareness; supporting services and policies to reduce disparities; advancing diversity and equity principles, and linking consumers and families to resources.

Program Components

The Developmental Disabilities Council provides educational presentations, informational and referral services, and advocacy for policy and resource development in the areas of health, employment, housing, mental health, education, social services and transportation.

Council meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 am – 12 pm at the Public Health Department. It is recommended that you call (510) 267-3261 to confirm time and location.


General Membership on the Council is open to all individuals interested in the issues of the developmental disabilities community and live or work in Alameda County.

The Board of Directors consists of up to 30 elected individuals who carry out the mission and activities of the Developmental Disabilities Council.

The Coordinator serves as staff to both the Developmental Disabilities Council and the Board of Directors.

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