Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council
The Mission of the Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council is to advocate for the right of people with developmental disabilities to be assisted in the fullest development of their mental, physical and spiritual potentials, and the right to community living in the least restrictive environment.
SB 946 Signed by Governor Brown
On Oct. 9, 2011 Gov. Brown signed into law SB 946, legislation that requires private health plans and insurance companies to provide behavioral health treatment coverage for individuals with autism or pervasive developmental disorders. What preceded that were lobbying efforts and rallies involving Bay Area parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who worked closely with Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), and Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco).
Town Hall Testimonials on the Impact of State Budget Cuts
The 2012 Town Hall Meeting on January 27th focused on the cumulative impact of budget cuts through 2011. This video contains testimony from the January 28, 2011 East Bay Developmental Disabilities Legislative Coalition in Oakland. Dozens of persons with Disabilities, along with service providers, spoke on the devastating impact of current and proposed medical and support service cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. These budgetary cuts continue.
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.
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.