Welcome to the Virgin Islands Developmental Disability Council
Welcome to the Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. website. Our website provides you with the opportunity stay informed about issues that impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
We share information, public policy statements, and opportunities to connect to the global network of resources. Follow our communications to participate in training for our VI community. Or, simply learn more about how to support the Council and our partners in the collective effort to improve the lives our disabilities community members. Our goal is to ensure integration and full inclusion in the broader community.
The Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.(VIDDC) was reconstituted in 2012 to establish a state council on developmental disabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) [Section 122 (b) (A)].
The DD Act requires a state council "to serve as an advocate for all persons with developmental disabilities by carrying out activities in major areas of emphasis." [Section 124(a)].
VIDDC is one of the 56 State Councils on Developmental Disabilities who are committed to advancing public policy and systems changes that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain more control and independence over their lives.
Create a community where people with developmental disabilities live productively, independently and fully included.
Promote and support Virgin Islanders with developmental disabilities in their communities.
The Council is an organization whose members and staff have the sole purpose of fulfilling the Council’s mission in accordance with its federal mandates. The Council represents no single arm of government but rather advocates for the interests of people with developmental disabilities. The Council plans, develops, advocates for and fosters responsive public policy, practices, and opportunities in the state to promote systemic change and support people with developmental disabilities and their families.