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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


Opportunity for Public Comment on 

2022-2026 State Plan Goals & Objectives

Every five years, the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education (Council) is required by the United States Administration on Developmental Disabilities to create a state plan of goals and objectives for its work as the Developmental Disabilities Council for Alaska. The Council must decide what it plans to get done during the next five years. Before writing the plan, the Council held virtual community forums to find out what participants think is important for people with disabilities and their families. The Council also sent a web survey to thousands of Alaskans asking similar questions. Once the information was collected, the Council met in May and September 2020 to review the information and to decide what priorities, goals, and objectives the Council should work on during 2022 through 2026. Based on the work of the Governor’s Council members, the draft 2022-2026 State Plan has been developed and is now available for public comment. The plan describes the goals and objectives that the Council will work on during the years 2022-2026. You may request a copy by calling (907) 269-8990 or toll-free in Alaska at (888) 269-8990. 

The draft State Plan will be available for public comment until December 5th, 2020 at 5:00 pm. This is the 45-day period for public notice that is required by the Developmental Disabilities Act. You may provide public comment using the options below:

If you have any questions about the public comment process or need assistance completing the survey, please contact Anne Applegate at (907) 269-5703, toll-free within Alaska at (888) 269-8990, or via email at We know that your time is valuable and greatly appreciate you providing your feedback and comments on the draft 2022-2026 State Plan for the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education.

Read the State Plan for 2022-2026.

    5-Year Plan