108 Myrtle Street Suite 202
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-770-7676 (voice) 617-770-9499 (TTY)
Information Specialist: Lee Larriu – Training Coordinator
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM to 5 PM
Additional Locations: None
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to enhance independence, productivity, and inclusion. The council believes individuals with developmental disabilities must have the opportunity to live a full, productive and independent life in the community; and the greatest impact on public policy occurs through self-advocacy. The Council supports these beliefs by promoting self-advocacy; providing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to impact public policy through self advocacy; promoting activities that build the capacity of communities to provide opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to actively participate in community life; promoting system-wide changes that result in long-term positive impact on the capacity of individuals with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful lives in their home communities; increasing public awareness and working to eliminate the attitudinal barriers that impact independence, productivity, and inclusion; fostering and supporting coalitions with other advocacy and community groups; and supporting close working relationships among and between the various public and private service providers.
People of all ages and backgrounds who have developmental disabilities, as well as their families.
The Council develops a State Plan every five years that includes goals and objectives to address the most important issues affecting people with developmental disabilities. Priorities are established through the input from people with developmental disabilities.