Administration on Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesThe Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) is the federal government organization that oversees the implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. AIDD is a part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AIDD assures that people with developmental disabilities and their families are fully able to contribute to all aspects of community life in the United States and its territories. To accomplish these goals, AIDD’s work focuses on shaping attitudes, raising expectations, amending outdated or broken systems, and empowering people with disabilities to make their own choices to pursue the lives they imagine for themselves. To this end, AIDD implements four grant programs that work to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families to find the support needed to achieve all aspects of life envisioned in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). These include State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, State Protection and Advocacy Agencies, the National Network of University Centers for the Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Services, and Projects of National Significance.

The collection and dissemination of data posted on this website was supported in part by funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration on Developmental Disabilities policy.

Date posted: March 29, 2011. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: December 17, 2013.