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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities

It is our mission to create systemic change in the Commonwealth of Kentucky empowering people with developmental disabilities to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change.

We envision communities that fully engage, support & provide equal opportunity for every person to be a valued and contributing member in their community. 

We are governed and agree with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) that: 

“disability is a natural part of the human experien​​​ce that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of United States society.”

If you are  a self-advocate or family member of a person who has a disability and are interested in applying to be on the council please fill out the application here: 
Governor's Application for Boards and Commissions​

​​We suggest that you add a resume or statement of interest to your application. 

Please follow up with Carol Tudor at

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Exceptional Family Magazine 

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Exceptional Family is a disability specific publication published twice a year by CCDD. If you would like to receive a physical copy of the magazine email 

To read the magazine online or to download it:

English version click here: Exceptional Family Winter/Spring 2024​

Enter to win a $250 gift card by filling out the survey for Exceptional Family Magazine here: