Welcome to the Guam Developmental Disabilities Council
You can find news about the Guam Developmental Disabilities Council, financial data, information on programs and a list of who works in your government. This is public information you have a right to know about. You don’t have to put in a request or travel to an agency to find this information. We provide it here for your convenience. The Guam Developmental Disabilities Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services to program participants and beneficiaries, employees, applicants and others.
The Guam Developmental Disabilities Council (GDDC) serves as the Territory of Guam’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD). Under federal law, Public Law 106-402, each state and territory are authorized to establish a Council on DD, which receives funds to carry out initiatives for systems-change, capacity building, and advocacy. Through these activities, the Council promotes the inclusion, integration, independence, and productivity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. All State and Territory Councils on DD are required to develop five-year state plans to enable them to effectively achieve their mission.