Patrick Reinhart
Acting Executive Director

Heidi Lieb-Williams
Heidi Lieb-Williams
Council Chair

Creating change that improves the lives of Alaskans with disabilities

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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


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