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Public Policy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​group 2.jpgThe main objective of CCDD's public policy efforts is to promote public policy that makes sense for the people we serve. We support policies that encourage the integration between people with developmental disabilities, the people who support them, and the community as a whole.​

CCDD’s resources, vision, values, goals, and mission create a solid platform that continues to influence the direction of public policy at the state and federal level. It is a platform that fosters change in service provision, reflects the needs of people with developmental disabilities, and promotes public awareness of those needs. 

Legislative Priorities

The Council identifies Legislative Priorities every year to direct Council efforts in creating systemic change at the highest level in Kentucky.  The main objective of CCDD's public policy efforts is to create system change in Kentucky for persons with DD and their families.

The Council provides training opportunities in advocating with legislators and participates in Legislative awareness days, national public policy seminars, and one on one visits with lawmakers to educate on disability issues.

The Council uses a non-partisan approach in activities to promote change. Our emphasis is to be a source of information and advice in helping legislators and other policymakers to identify and evaluate the available alternatives for meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

 Legislative Priorities Summary Sheet 2022-2023.pdf

Legislative Priorities 2022-2023.pdf


Legislative Bill Tracker

If you would like more information on the 2023 Legislative Sesssion visit: Kentucky Legislative Record​

The Council's Policy Coordinator, Justin Jeter, tracks and shares current session legislation that is important for people who have a disability and their families. Justin is always happy to answer questions and discuss policy. You can email him at​

Bill Tracker 2023.pdf

​Public Comments

The Council maintains a presence in systems changes initiatives in Kentucky. We assist advocates and families to submit formal comments and recommendations, both as a stand-alone entity and as a member of coalitions, on waiver proposals and other policy issues and/or regulations that directly affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. For assistance contact Justin Jeter at​