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.

Proposed Five Year State Plan for FFYs 2017 through 2021

The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is preparing its Five Year State Plan for FFYs 2017 through 2021 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2021).

Eight proposed Goal Statements are available for your review and comment: 2016-State-Plan-Final-Proposed-Goal-Statements.pdf

We welcome your comments and feedback, changes or additions to the draft proposed Goal Statements. Please send to us via -

Email at; or

Phone at 651.296.4018 or toll free at 877.348.0505.

Alternative formats (Braille, Spanish, Somali, paper) are available upon request:

Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Department of Administration
370 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-4018 voice
(877) 348-0505 toll free
(800) 627-3529 MN Relay Service or 711

Due date for your input is March 10, 2016.

A Comprehensive Review and Analysis (CRA), a major portion of the State Plan, is a description of the state's services, supports, and other assistance available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Four areas must be addressed in the State Plan – Health/Health Care, Employment, Informal and Formal Services and Supports, and Interagency Initiatives.

Six areas can be included in the State Plan but are not required – Quality Assurance, Education/Early Intervention, Housing, Transportation, Child Care, and Recreation.

A draft CRA is available for your review: 2016-State Plan-CRA-Draft.pdf

Two surveys were recently conducted:

A survey of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Families identifies current levels of satisfaction with Independence, Productivity, Self Determination, Integration and Inclusion (outcomes found in the Developmental Disabilities Act) and important issues to be addressed over the next five years;

A survey of Providers identifies the quality of services in nine specific areas of emphasis and where service delivery systems can be improved.

Survey results can be found at


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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.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2301MNSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

This website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,120,136.00 with 83 percent funded by ACL/HHS and $222,000.00 and 17 percent funded by non-federal-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.