The State Plan
The work of the NYS CDD is guided by a five-year plan called the State Plan. The State Plan addresses changing state and national policies, is guided by stakeholder input and acknowledges shifts in developmental disability services. The current Five- Year State Plan can be found on our website.
Project ideas are developed in response to the 5-year State Plan, and grants are awarded primarily through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process that occurs several times per year. Grantees and contractors are expected to ensure that project activities are consistent with the RFP and the state plan goals, outcomes, and policies of the Council.
State Plan Development Flow Chart
2022 - 2026 Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: People with IDD
The NYS CDD will work to address barriers to community living for diverse people with IDD by expanding opportunities for self-advocacy and offering programs that help build skills for independent living.
1.) Self-Advocacy and Leadership -- Increase the number of self-advocates and leaders with IDD by strengthening peer-led organizations, supporting opportunities for leadership and improving engagement of self-advocates in cross-disability and culturally diverse communities.
2.) Independent Living and Community Engagement -- Increase opportunities for independent and community living for people with IDD by testing new programs that promote person-centered skill building and support independence, choice and meaningful participation in everyday life.
Goal 2: Families and Caregivers of People with IDD
The NYS CDD will increase advocacy opportunities and strengthen capacity of family members and caregivers from diverse communities to practice self-care and provide support to people with IDD to live independently and thrive in the community.
1.) Family Advocacy and Capacity Building -- Support and expand opportunities to empower culturally diverse families and caregivers through increasing training in advocacy and leadership efforts and engagement in activities that help support family well-being and inclusion.
2.) Family Access to Information, Services, and Supports -- Increase the number of training, education and outreach opportunities for family members and caregivers that improve access to services, supports and community resources.
Goal 3: Systems Access and Change
The NYS CDD will help to improve services, support, and systems within the state by piloting programs and supporting collaborations that promote person-centeredness, inclusion, disability awareness and outreach to all communities.
1.) Developmental Disability (DD) Systems -- Decrease barriers that individuals and families face when trying to use DD systems, services and supports by making information more accessible/available, supporting inter-agency coordination and piloting projects
2.) Non-DD Systems -- Increase the capacity for non-disability systems and organizations to support people with IDD and their families from all backgrounds by offering skill-building opportunities and technical assistance to make programs more accessible.
3.) Targeted Disparity -- Increase access to information, services and supports for low-income (at or below poverty line) families and people with IDD by creating opportunities for community-based initiatives that reduce barriers to access and use of DD and community supports.
4.) DD Collaboration -- Collaborate with the NY DD Network to help people, during points of transition, to plan for future needs and access to services by increasing availability of information, building community collaborations and educating people with IDD and families on their options.