ABOUT THE COUNCIL
History: The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, P.L. 106-402 was reauthorized and signed into law by President Clinton on October 20, 2000. The original legislation was passed into law on October 4, 1975. P.L. 106-402 continues the establishment of the Developmental Disabilities Planning Councils in each state in the United States and Territories, as well as Protection and Advocacy organisations (P&A’s) and Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDS) in each state. Guam’s P&A organization is the Guam Legal Services Corporation, Disability Law Center, and Guam’s UCED is UOG CEDDERS.