State intellectual/developmental disabilities programs have been active laboratories of innovation. States have developed supported employment programs and family support services, implemented person-centered practices, promoted self-determination, and continue to search for innovative ideas. Each state's efforts lead to improvements that every state learns from. NASDDDS services as a platform for learning and sharing ideas.

Special Publications

NASDDDS publishes reports on cutting edge issues. Examples include: Shared Living; Using Medicaid to Pay Relatives; Providing Support to Family Members with Disabilities; and Medicaid and Case Management for People with Developmental Disabilities: Options, Practices, and Issues. Member agencies receive a copy of each publication upon its release. Additional copies may be purchased. A complete listing of available NASDDDS publications can be found at Publications.

National Conferences

NASDDDS conferences are held in the spring and fall of each year. The conference programs focus on national and state policy and program innovations in intellectual/developmental disabilities and cutting edge developments in the national landscape impacting state services and supports. NASDDDS conferences are open to the public. Information about NASDDDS conferences is available at Conferences.

Teleconferences / Webinars

Teleconferences and webinars create learning opportunities for staff working at all levels within state DD agencies. Topics vary widely based on input from state member agencies, from overall system design to specific clinical interventions. Teleconferences are open only to members who register by responding to teleconference announcements.