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DD | Alabama Community of Practice for Supporting Families
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The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity through a community of practice across and within Alabama to create policies, practices and systems to better assist and support families that include a member with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan while equipping families with tools to assist them in living the good life.

Goal of Supporting Families
Recognizing that individuals exist within a family system where:
  • The Individual will achieve self-determination, interdependence, productivity and inclusion in all facets of community life.
  • Families will be supported in ways that maximize their capacity, strengths and unique abilities to best nurture, love and support the individual to achieve goals.
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