The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.


This Web site contains a number of featured presentations and online publications containing a wealth of information related to developmental disabilities and the work of the Council:

Parallels In Time – a six-hour history of disability through time

Parallels In Time II – a continuation of the history of disabilities that covers the time period from 1950 to the present

The Learning Center – 10,000 pages of publications from 1976-1997

With an Eye to the Past – The history of deinstitutionalization in Minnesota


Meet the Future Face of Employment: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology Fields

Dr. Burton Blatt: 1984 Lecture Video

Developmental Disabilities and Equal Justice Under the Law, Including Employment and Diversity: Portions of a Presentation by U.S. Judge Donovan W. Frank (Video)

Marc Gold: "Try Another Way"

The Evolution of Disability Rights Litigation: David Ferleger

The Evolution of the Quality of Care in Developmental Disabilities: Jim Conroy

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)

Positive Behavioral Supports

Professor John McKnight: Capacity Building Beyond Community Services

Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger: A History of Human Services, Universal Lessons, and Future Implications

Ed Roberts, Activist

Institutions to Independence – TPT Documentary

Independence To Inclusion – TPT Documentary

Ethical Issues, End of Life Conversations and Developmental Disabilities: Honoring Choices

The Jobs Challenge for People With Disabilities

The METO Lawsuit and Settlement Agreement

SABE Conference 2012 - Photo Gallery

MN Disability Law Center Fact Sheets

Digital Document Imaging

Document Imaging Training Modules

Emergency Planning

Customer Evaluation of Electronic Government Services

"Creating the Possible" (Video Excerpt) A young adult shares his personal story, and how the services and supports that best meet his individual needs were identified through a person-centered planning approach, in this excerpt from a DVD made available from Circles Network in the United Kingdom.

Reducing the Risk

Comedy Network

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.