Patrick Reinhart
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


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Director Mayes talks about recommended changes to programs across state government in order to improve employment outcomes for Alaskans with disabilities. The recommendations come from the Alaska Work Matters Task Force, a group with members from Alaskan businesses, Alaskans with disabilities, and leadership from across state government.


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Alaskans with disabilities deserve respect, and to be equal to everyone else. That means living a full life, free of abuse and neglect. The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education and Disability Law Center of Alaska worked together with self-advocates to share this important message. To report abuse or neglect of a vulnerable Alaskan, call Adult Protective Services at 1-800-478-9996 or file a report online. Watch this important PSA with Jamie Kokoszka and Ian Miner Closed Captions and Open Captions.