The DD Council's State Plan

Every five years, the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council develops a state plan with goals and objectives to address new ways of improving the lives of Iowans with developmental disabilities. Self-advocates, families, state agencies, providers, educators and other stakeholders provided input into the development of the state plan. The Council approved a plan that we believe will result in systems change, capacity building and increased advocacy for Iowans with developmental disabilities. The state plan will guide the Council’s activities over the next five years.

Please click on the link below to review the plan.

2021-2025 State Plan


If you would prefer to receive a copy of the plan in the mail, please contact us and we'll be happy to send it to you. We can also provide alternative formats upon request. 


Click the image above to view our state plan or click here to download the PDF.

Share Your Feedback

We greatly value your opinions, and would like to hear any thoughts or ideas you have in regard to our plan. Click the button below to take a short survey, or contact us directly at or 800-452-1936 to provide feedback. 

Take the Survey

Get More Information 

Have questions about our plan or want to learn more? The DD Council can meet with your organization virtually to discuss the plan and provide more in-depth insight! Contact us if you're interested in scheduling a private meeting. 

We're also hosting several listening post events to talk about the plan and get feedback from the public. Use the links below to register! 

Each event will include closed captioning and an ASL interpreter.