Visions and Values Newsletter
This is the semi-annual newsletter for the Council. It includes information about current happenings, Council projects, state and federal issues, editorials and a calendar of upcoming events.
Flyers and Brochures
This brochure outlines the vision, mission, members, and projects of the Council and provides contact information.
The words you choose do matter.
This is a resource guide that the Northwest American with Disabilities Act Center in Idaho put together for state and local government entities to help them understand how to effectively communicate with people with disabiliites.
If you ever wanted to know about the self-advocacy movement, the role of advisors, and the hows and whys of getting involved with self-advocacy, this manual is outstanding!
Individuals with disabilities can work, earn higher wages and retain Medicaid eligibility.
This flyer was developed by the Council's Task Force on Self Determination and provides an outline of the principles of self determination and what those mean to people with developmental disabilities.
A binder for transition age students in Idaho schools is now available. The binder is a useful tool for students, parents and teachers to use in planning for transition from high school to adult life.
Idaho class="pdf" Self-Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) provides information on starting your own chapter.
Schools are encouraged to incorporate disability history and awareness activities into their curriculums during the month of October. We encourage educators to include disability awareness activities throughout the year.
Keys to the Future
Booklet provides a roadmap to families of children with disabilities to help them learn more about various disabilities and developmental stages and how to navigate the service system. Please contact the Council office for a copy - 334-2178.
Program Performance and Annual Report
These publications provide summaries of Council projects and initiatives and progress toward Council goals in select years. You can download the following documents by clicking on the title.
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2010 Annual Report
- 2009 Performance Report
- 2009 Annual Report
- 2008 Annual Report
This report was prepared for the Council in 1998 by Dennis Harkin and Don Shumway and deals with strategies to move Idaho's service system for people with developmental disabilities from one of dependency to one of self-determination.
In 2003, the Council contracted with the Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development to survey direct support staff statewide regarding such issues as recruitment, retention, training, pay, and benefits. This document contains the findings of that study and makes recommendations for improvement.
In 2002, the Council commissioned a study of supported living in Idaho. This report, by Allen, Shea and Associates, provides the findings of that study.