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NCCDD has 40 members appointed by the Governor of which 60 percent are required to be people with intellectual or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) or family members. Others members include state legislators, top state agency officials and representatives of Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCO) and service providers.

The Council meets quarterly and oversees both the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) and to assure the Council is a member-driven, effective, efficient organization. The NCCDD works on behalf of over 185,000 people with I/DD living in NC. The work of the Council is directed to help communities become more inclusive of people with I/DD and their families.

Applications for Council membership are always welcome and members of the I/DD community, including family members, are encouraged to apply at any time during the year.

All applicants must complete and submit the application for endorsement and the application for board and commissions for consideration of endorsement to the Office of the Governor. Access the forms below:

  • Application for Endorsement to the Governor for Appointment to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities: PDF - Word Document - Online Application
  • Application for Board and Commissions: PDF   Please note the fax number for Boards and Commissions has changed.  It is:  919-733-2120

Want more information on what it means to be a Council member? Download the ITACC Guide here.


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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
820 South Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27603
919-527-6500 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (TTY)
919-850-2915 fax