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Myranda Walso
Acting Executive Director

Heidi Lieb-Williams
Council Chair

Creating change that improves the lives of Alaskans with disabilities

Contact Us

  • Toll Free: 1-888-269-8990
  • Phone: 907-269-8993
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  • Fax: 907-269-8995
  • Address: Robert B. Atwood Building 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1230, Anchorage, AK 99501

Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education

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

Available Services

While the DHSS website is down the following services GCDSE services will still be available:

  • Staff are available by phone and email to assist you with your needs.
  • Regular video conferences via Zoom.
  • Important service updates will be available through GovDelivery notices.
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  • September Council Meeting Agenda
  • 9 Core Messages: What Everyone Should Know About Prenatal Alcohol Exposure - A hands-on resource for individuals, families, professionals, and decision-makers that explains basic concepts and impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure, associated diagnoses (FAS, FASDs, etc.), common characteristics including strengths and challenges, the importance of diagnosis and early Interventions, prevalence, strategies for success, prevention, advocacy, and Alaskan resources.
  • Empower Hour - Peer support gathering for people with disabilities.Upcoming Meeting Dates:
    • September 23 and October 28 from 5:30 to 6:30pm
    • For more information and Zoom information, contact Travis at