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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. 

Governor Andy Beshear signing proclamation declaring March 2024 Developmental Disabiliites Awareness Month.

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.

23-24 Legislative Priorities.pdf
23-24 Priorities Summary Sheet.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​​​​​

CCDD Bill Tracker March 29th.pdf

2024 New Laws

2024 New Laws Final.pdf

2024 Federal Policy Update

May 2024 Federal Policy Updates.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​

​Helpful Links:

Standing Committees Schedule
Daily Legislative Calendar
Live Stream of Legislative Sessions
Capitol Access Map