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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.

We are seeking public input on our draft Five-Year State Plan goals and objectives for 2022-2026.

Download a copy of the draft here.

Submit comments by email to, fax at (671) 734-9121, or drop off / mail to 130 University Drive Room 2 Castle Mall Building, Mangilao, Guam 96913.

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.

Consistent with federal requirements, the Council’s draft state plan goals and objectives are being released for a 45-day public comment period, beginning April 25, 2021.  Comments will be considered by the Council at the next quarterly meeting, at which time members will determine if any changes should be made to the FFY 2022-2026 draft goals and objectives.  The 5-Year State Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living (ACL), Administration on Developmental Disabilities, for review and approval.

The Council will submit its plan to the ACL for approval by August 15, 2021.  The approval plan will be effective October 1, 2021, for a five-year period ending September 30, 2026. 

Alternate format, versions of this plan are available upon request.

Contact:  Jermaine Alerta, Executive Director or Marie Tedtaotao-Libria, Program Coordinator

Email: or

Tel: 735-9127 / 8

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