Association of Public & Private
Developmental Disabilities Administrators
Mission. . .
Association of Public and Private Developmental Disabilities Administrators (APDDA)
is a not-for-profit professional organization founded in 1970 in the State of
Washington. We represent facilities across the United States.
APDDA is the only national organization that focuses on the unique issues
of administrators of public and private ICF/ID programs.
APDDA also provides support for other individuals with interests in the
field of intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The Association
supports the continuous improvement of a comprehensive array of individual and
accessible services designed to enhance the quality of life for persons with
intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities.
What we do. . .
primary purpose of the Association is to address the needs of people with
intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Our focus and
Member education and information services
Promotion and recognition of excellence in service management and
Development of member networks and other supports
Representation of membersí views through advocacy efforts
Promotion and recognition of research in intellectual disabilities and
other developmental disabilities
Public education and awareness
Vision for the Future. . .
APDDA envisions a future in which it is known as an
important professional association, making significant contributions to the
field of intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities in the
following specific areas:
involvement and participation in development of standards and regulations.
involvement with other organizations in the field.
Education: Personal and
professional development of members, professional development of others in the
field, expansion of the Associationís publication options.
examination of the organization, structure and management of the Association to
ensure responsiveness to its mission while maintaining its voluntary nature.
Marketing: Recognition and
marketing of the role of public and private ICF/ID residential programs within a
comprehensive array of service delivery and
marketing professional expertise.