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Kristin Vandagriff
Kristin Vandagriff
Executive Director

Corey Gilmore
Corey Gilmore
Council Chair

Creating change that improves the lives of Alaskans with disabilities

Alaska ABLE Plan  

AK DB101


Agency guide for crafting SDMA plans


Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities

Hire Job-Ready Alaskans


The Alaska Training Cooperative 

Key Coalition of Alaska 

Early Intervention - Learn the signs 

Alaska COVID-19 Toolkit link

Developmental Disabilities
Shared Vision 

Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future. | DD Shared Vision Website


State 5-year Plan Community Forum Survey

The Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education (GCDSE) wants to hear from you about the problems on which you feel we should focus. The GCDSE does not have the resources to address all of the barriers and unmet needs that Alaskans with Developmental Disabilities experience. Therefore, we must decide which concerns are the most important to Alaskans. We would like your help in making that decision. Your input is vital to steering the GCDSE’s future advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change efforts. Please take a moment to share your thoughts by clicking here to take this online survey.

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Click here to learn more about the Council and the current State Plan.​

2020 Legislative Priorities

    5-Year Plan