Council Application Requirements

The following information and guidance will help ensure that those who are applying for Council membership meet the required criteria.  These categories are defined under the Federal Developmental Disabilities (DD) Act of 2000.

  • Is your disability severe and chronic?
  • Is your disability a mental impairment or physical impairment or both?
  • Was the disability recognized before age 22?
  • Is your disability likely to continue indefinitely?
  • Do you experience functional limitations in 3 or more of the following major life activity areas?
      • Self-care (feeding, drinking, bathing, dressing, etc.)
      • Receptive and expressive language (speaking and understanding others)
      • Mobility (individual capacity or ability to move the body)
      • Self-direction (making decisions for oneself)
      • Capacity for independent living
      • Economic self-sufficiency
      • Learning
  • Will the person need lifelong or extended services, supports, or other assistance?
  • Are you a parent of a child with a disability? (under the age of 18)
  • Are you a guardian of a child with a disability? (legal guardian, child under the age of 18)
  • Is the child under the age of 9? 
    • If yes, does the child have a substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition?
  • Is the child age 9 or above?
    • If yes, does the child experience substantial functional limitations in 3 or more of he following major life activity areas?
        • Self-care (feeding, drinking, bathing, dressing, etc.)
        • Receptive and expressive language (speaking and understanding others)
        • Mobility (individual capacity or ability to move the body)
        • Self-direction (making decisions for oneself)
        • Capacity for independent living
        • Economic self-sufficiency
        • Learning
  • Will the person need lifelong or extended services, supports, or other assistance?
  • Are you an immediate relative (spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister)?
  • Are you a legal guardian?
  • Are you the immediate relative or guardian seeking to represent someone with a mentally impairing condition AND who cannot advocate for themselves?

Please select one of the above categories within our Council Application.

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