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Administration on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

What is ADD?

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is the U.S. Government organization responsible for implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, known as the DD Act. ADD, its staff and programs, are part of the Administration for Children and Families, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.*

Goals of ADD

The major goal of The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is for grantees to partner with state governments, local communities and the private sector to assist people with developmental disabilities by helping them to reach their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration within the community.*
Grants fund activities in eight areas of emphasis*:

  • quality assurance
  • education and early intervention
  • child care
  • health
  • employment
  • housing
  • transportation
  • recreation activities

*This information is taken from the ADD website.

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