The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council (SIDDC) was established in 1969 to assist in the planning, promotion, and development of supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout their lifespan.
The SIDDC works to ensure the best possible quality of life for Staten Islanders with special needs through advocacy and relevant information. Members include self-advocates, their parents/family, friends, and service providers.
Monthly meetings are held both mornings and evenings. Presentations by guest speakers keep members informed about current issues. The SIDDC committees provide monthly reports, describing their work and advocacy efforts on the latest issues and trends impacting individuals with developmental disabilities.
The SIDDC communicates the needs of families to public and elected officials using various media outlets, legislative information exchanges, and an annual Community Breakfast. The SIDDC offers numerous events throughout the year to support our members. These include a Family Resource and Transition Fair, Celebrating Achievements, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Awards Ceremony, Educational forums, and Adult Transitioning forums.
As a member of the SIDDC you will have the ability to join one or more of the 12 standing committees; Adult Services, Advocacy, Care Management, Community Outreach, Education, Family Resource & Transition Fair, Family Support Services Advisory Council (FSSAC), Health & Clinical Services, Membership & Guidelines, Residential Quality of Life, Self Directed Supports or Willowbrook Property Planning.
Join the SIDDC today to be empowered! Visit SIDDC.org to become a member today!