Recruiting Liaison Council Members until August 1st

Dear Council Members, During our September 12th Annual Meeting you will be voting upon Liaison Member applicants. Julia Pearce, Janet Wade, and Kris Fawson are completing their first two year term and will be eligible for a second two year term. We have had several additional Liaison Member applicants, so I wanted to help spread the word if you know …

Congratulations, Eric Stoker!

Dear Council Members, It is with great pride I wanted you to know that our very own, Eric Stoker, is being recognized for his contributions to the Department of Human Services. Take a few minutes to learn about the good work being done on behalf of Utahns. Congratulations Eric!

DD Councils’ New Website for Medicaid Advocacy Created!

Dear DD Council Network–So many of you have been working in numerous ways over the last few weeks to educate policymakers at all levels about Medicaid and how it impacts the lives of people with I/DD and their families. Thank you for all of the terrific and creative work that you have done! And thanks to those of you who …

Seeking Nominations for the 2017 DD Council Advocacy Awards

The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2017 Advocacy Awards. Each year the Council recognizes outstanding contributions to the disability community during their Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon. This year this luncheon will be held on September 12th at the West Jordan Library Viridian Center. Please feel free to nominate those people who …

2017 Legislative Session Results

Thank you to the hard work of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities during the session. New monies were appropriated to the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) for the budget year starting July 1, 2017. [Direct support staff were appropriated $2,000,000 on-going to help raise starting pay.] The additional needs to people already in DSPD wavier …

Check Out Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s new ACA Toolkit!

ASAN is proud to announce the release of our plain language Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates, the first in a series of accessible policy and advocacy resources that ASAN will release this year. These resources will equip self-advocates to participate in important conversations about our lives and the services we rely on. The health care system in America is …

Seeking Applicants for New Council Memberships

Seeking applicants for the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council for the term to begin October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020.   Applications are due March 15, 2017.  The process takes several months for appointments made by Governor Herbert.   See the application: 2017 Council Member Application Process

LCPD Legislative Reception

This is the traditional opportunity to join members of the entire disability community at the Capitol Rotunda.  It is best if you contact your own Senator and Representative and ask them to meet you there or typically many legislators do not attend unless they are asked personally. LCPD Legislative Reception 1-26-17

2015-2016 Year in Review

We accomplished a lot over the last year. Find out more by clicking on the post link above!   2015-2016-year-in-review

Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)

Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) Program will allow the UDDC to facilitate the education of Utahns about the Employment First initiative and its expectations including people with developmental disabilities and their families. The FEAT program will aid the Council in achieving the Employment First goal of our upcoming 5-year plan and is the culmination of work among several collaborating agencies …