June 8, 2020
The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) condemns the murder of George Floyd and the many other Black Americans who have lost their lives in similar circumstances. We stand in solidarity with others across our great land who are giving voice to our collective need to address – finally and thoroughly – the institutional biases and racism that plagues our country. We stand with the black community and all communities of color in demanding a universal resolve to live up to the values of our nation that all people are created equal, with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
June 4, 2020
Thank you for attending NASDDDS first virtual conference, Beacon in the Storm: Innovation in the Midst of Crisis.
May 6, 2020
Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings.
April 8, 2020
The National Association of State Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and ADvancing States, sent a letter to federal lawmakers requesting state administrative relief in the next legislation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, requested was a delay in the deadline for implementing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Our associations collectively represent the government agencies responsible for administering a wide range of publicly funded health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities in every state and territory.
April 8, 2020
As states are increasingly issuing various degrees of “stay-at-home” orders, we want to assist our member DD agencies while they consider implications for Direct Support Professionals, providers, and the services offered within each state system. Please find three elements states can choose to include in “stay-at-home” and emergency response executive orders across states: