The DD Councilís primarily objective is giving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families a helping hand. From itís recently revised Parent Packet to its cooperation with numerous state agencies and organizations, the Council is actively engaged in helping families navigate the often complex system while searching for the resources necessary to meet the needs of the individual and family.
A major component in DDCís family services is the Family Leadership Project (FLP). Conducted annually, the projectís primary objective is to assist FLP graduates effectively participate in the development and implementation of policies, programs and services that directly impact their lives. FLPís goals include furnishing a wide range of information about services and supports; providing a better understanding of the strategies needed to affect system change, and presenting the techniques necessary to work more effectively with state, federal and local agencies. The Council accepts FLP applications through December 31st of each year. Classes are conducted over a three month period, beginning in March and ending in May. To get more information about DDCís family services, its publications, and activities, including the FLP program, please contact Family Services Coordinator Brenda Mercer at email@example.com.
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