The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) is accepting applications for new council members. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2012.
40% of the Council is made up of state agency representatives appointed by the Governor.
The other 60%, by Federal Law, is made up of:
• Adults with developmental disabilities (self advocate)
• Parents or guardians of a child with a developmental disability
• Relatives or guardians of an adult with a developmental disability that cannot advocate for him/herself
• Adults with developmental disabilities that are institutionalized or were previously institutionalized
• Relatives or guardians of a person with a developmental disability that is institutionalized or was previously institutionalized.
The Council also has a federal requirement to have representation from across the entire state and to reflect the diversity of the state with respect to race and ethnicity. Applications will be reviewed based on these requirements and the developmental disability experience perspective.
- If you are interested in applying to be on the Council, you will need to fill out the KCDD application. To get an application, please call the KCDD office at (785) 296-2608.
- The process is that the Council will review applications and make recommendations to the Governor’s office for appointment. The Governor’s office makes the final decision. Notification by the Governor’s office would probably be made in June or July.
- For more information about the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, visit the website at www.kcdd.org.
- If you have questions, please call the KCDD office at (785) 296-2608 or toll free at 1-877-431-4604. You can also email the office at [email protected].