The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council is established by Executive Order of the Governor of the State of Utah in compliance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-402).
The purpose of the Council is to advocate for, and strengthen leadership skills in, individuals with disabilities and their families. In addition, the Council collaborates with the legislature, public and private agencies that serve individuals with disabilities to strengthen the service system. The focus of all the activities of the Council is to promote consumer and family directed services that increase self-determination in individuals with disabilities and their families.
“The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council will advocate, build capacity and encourage systems change to support people with disabilities and their families to fully and independently participate in their communities.”
A world where all people have what they need to get what they want from life.
Council Guiding Principles
- all people contribute to the woven fabric of society
- all people rely on and need the support of each other
- all people are accountable for their actions, including the right to risk success or failure
- all people are responsible to become a contributing member of their community
- all people are valuable and worthy of dignity and respect
- there is richness in diversity
- all people have the right to have their voices heard