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Message from PA Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC):

PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • Parents of children with developmental disabilities; and/or
  • Family members of adults with developmental disabilities.

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to help shape policies that impact them. We have reopened our application process and are looking for people from diverse backgrounds to apply. Pennsylvania is a state with great diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, military/veteran status, disability, location, and lived experience, and we desire a council that reflects that diversity. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we encourage people from different backgrounds who believe they have something to contribute to the council to apply.

You can nominate yourself, a family member or friend, or a leader in the community who is willing to serve. Please see our website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about what it means to be a Council member and how the Council works. Nomination forms are also available.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Disabilities Council (PADDC) will be hosting the Self Advocate Spotlight Series, which highlights how self-advocates are demonstrating their own leadership skills while also using their voices to mentor others.

Featured for September:
Mark Steidl
Mark (and support staff, Lilly Abreu) is the founder of Self Advocacy Voices, a self-advocate led organization in Western PA.


We are pleased to announce that the first Request for Application (RFA) book for 2022–2026 State Plan is now available for you to download, which includes 13 separate grant opportunities. The deadline to submit applications for these grants is December 1, 2021. Visit here to read more and download the RFA book and other application resources.

In addition, PADDC is offering funding on a rolling basis through our Community Grants Program. Get more information about the Community Grants Program here.