Plan and Projects
Every five years the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council engages in a review of the needs of people with developmental disabilities in our state. From this, the Council builds a new Five Year State Plan that will guide how the Council uses its resources -- including VTDDC’s annual allocation of federal funds -- to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
"The first barrier is money. It’s easier to identify economic barrier, as it’s the reason why people are underserved."
- Terry Holden, Council Member
|When Council Members wrote VTDDC’s 2017-2022 5 Year State Plan Goals and Objectives, they focused on supporting and improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities who are unserved and underserved in Vermont’s communities. |
|As an important part of VTDDC’s Needs Assessment, the Council hired an independent firm, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to collect and analyze information from many sources. HSRI's research came from public documents, stakeholder interviews, an online survey, and focus groups.|
|To learn what Vermonters said and see HSRI's research,|
read their report and read the supporting documentation. Both files are .pdfs.
The Annual Report is published yearly and summarizes the Councils accomplishments and partnerships for that fiscal year.
What is VTDDC?
View VTDDC's 2016 Brochure for a brief introduction on its activities, goals, and investments.
Choosing Words with Dignity
What you write and what you say can enhance the dignity of people with disabilities and promote positive attitudes about our abilities.
Remember that I am a person first; and second that I have a disability.
Some examples of People First language would be "People with disabilities" or "a person with a disability."
Raise awareness and give examples