Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) consists of twenty-three members who are appointed by the Governor. Image of blue sky with the Arkansas State Capitol dome, the words inclusion integration and independence, and the Arkansas State flag and the United States flag. The Council promotes inclusion, integration and independence for Arkansans with developmental disabilities. GCDD advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by supporting programs which increase and strengthen self-advocacy participation across the state and programs which identify and remove barriers to information, services and supports. The Council also advocates for legislative and policy changes designed to increase competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. Other key activities are supporting coalitions, encouraging citizen participation, and keeping policymakers informed about disability issues.