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Annual Awards Dinner & Quarterly Council Meeting

The Hefner/Riddle Awards Dinner, honoring those who have greatly impacted families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of North Carolina with be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, prior to the NCCDD Fall council meeting.

The NCCDD Fall council meeting is Nov. 20-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cary, North Carolina. Council materials are now available on the council members' web page.


Up to Her Neck in Mud, Council Member Desiree Peterson Laughs Through 3.1 Mile /10 Obstacle Course


When she lost her sight nearly 30 years ago, NCCDD Desiree Peterson was not sidelined. Running the Dirty Girl Mud Run for charity recently – of course she succeeded! To read more, click here:

Congratulations, Partners in Policymaking Graduates


Congratulations to the 2014 graduating class of North Carolina Partners in Policymaking comprised of self-advocates and parents of school-aged children with developmental disabilities. After eight months of rigorous leadership and advocacy training, the class graduated as well-prepared and effective disability policy change agents. Applications for the 2015 class of NC Partners in Policymaking will be available on our website by November 1, 2014. You can see more photos at

Ready NC Website Accessible to All

Ready NC

Recently the web site has been updated, making technological changes to improve accessibility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Learn more.

Governor Appoints Katie Holler to Council


Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed Katie Holler to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. A Greenville, NC resident, Holler works as an Autism Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Read more

The SEG Way to a Healthy North Carolina


The 19-member Stakeholders Engagement Group (SEG) is working to ensure decisions about people with disabilities have input from those with disabilities themselves. The group worked for six months to reach consensus on what is needed in the long-term support system and defined five outcomes that are important to individuals and families from all disability groups which includes a system that helps those with disabilities be more independent. Visit the website at Click here for the final report:Download pdf

Defining Intellectual Disability and
Developmental Disability I/DD
People First Language Used Here
Language that addresses the individual before
the disability is a reflection of basic respect.