Welcome to SCDD!
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.
Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.
COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language
These PowerPoint slides were presented during the State Council on Developmental Disabilities’ COVID-19 Vaccine Community Input Sessions in December 2020. Attendees had the opportunity to directly share feedback and concerns regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. SCDD’s Executive Director, Aaron Carruthers, is a member of the newly established Community Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC).
COVID-19 Information and How to Stay Healthy
Self-Advocates and Family Advocates Q&A
Safety Tips Videos from Self-Advocates
Creating Community (Activity Ideas and Supporting Someone During Times of Change)
Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Checks), Employment, Food, and Fraud
Información de COVID-19 por y para Personas con Discapacidades (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Consejos de seguridad de COVID-19 de auto-defensores en español
Episodio 1 – Cómo mantenerse saludable: https://youtu.be/ZeYXu9–FsQ
Episodio 2 – Lo que debo hacer si creo que estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/40iBc9qNx6w
Episodio 3 – Lo que debo hacer si estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/1giIp8QjJCo
Episodio 4 – Lo que debo hacer si mi familiar o persona que me cuida se enferma: https://youtu.be/3RhvpRrLXok
Mandarin and Vietnamese
Mandarin: Plain Language Information By and For People with Disabilities (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Vietnamese: Plain Language Information By and For People with Disabilities (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Other Helpful Websites
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
COVID-19 Letters from the Council
Letter sent on April 9, 2020 to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on what people with developmental disabilities and their families need.
Letter sent on March 23, 2020 to Governor Newsom on recognizing people with developmental disabilities when providing public information.
Watch this interview by CBS San Francisco about two young women of “Young Inquisitive Minds” who are offering STEM classes to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Central Coast Regional Office Manager David Grady helped connect them to resources and opportunities to serve.
Festival of Learning 3: youtu.be/lfeUDSrB8CY