Developmental Disabilities Committee

The Developmental Disabilities Committee is a standing committee of the MH / Developmental Disabilities Board. Members are appointed by the Board with representation from families, providers of services, interested members of the community and self-advocates. The Developmental Disabilities Committee advises both the Board and the County Developmental Disabilities Office on issues affecting the Developmental Disabilities system.

Our Purpose

To promote the development of quality services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities by considering issues relating to the county Developmental Disabilities program. The Developmental Disabilities Committee will monitor the quality of existing services, determine the ongoing needs of individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and develop partnerships with supports coordination, advocacy groups, educational and provider agencies, and the community at large.

Meeting Details

If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please call 610-292-5040 to register or email Gerry Feeny. A Zoom link will be provided.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 6:30 PM - Individual Support Plan and Life Course Tools

  • Helen Falguera, Program Director, Partnership for Community Supports
  • Tina DiBiaso, Vision for Equality

Monday, October 23, 2023, 6:30 PM - Cannabis for individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism

  • Erica Daniels

Monday, November 27, 2023, 6:30 PM -  Dual Diagnosis

  • Dr. Nicholas DeMarco, Director of IDD Mental Health Supports
  • Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care

Monday, January 22, 2024, 6:30 PM - Medicaid and Medicare

  • Erin Guay, Pennsylvania Health Law Project