The Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc., a private non-profit parent association, was founded in 1952 by a small band of parents seeking educational services for their children with disabilities. The goal of these pioneer parents was to have a full array of services and programs to meet the unique and individual needs of their children. During the past six decades the Council has worked tirelessly to develop model programs and services and to turn those services over to appropriate community providers and to newly developing service providers. The Council’s major role has been and will continue to be supporting families and individuals with disabilities, providing information and resource materials for families, and to provide meaningful and accurate training for families. The Council advocates with and on behalf of children, youth, and adults with disabilities. The Council began as the Council for Retarded Children, later becoming the Council for Retarded Citizens, Council on Mental Retardation and now Council on Developmental Disabilities. Over the years The Council has expanded its outreach and services to include all children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families. Since 1987, with the development of the Council’s assistive technology center (enTECH), Council constituents have included children and adults will all disabilities. This expanded outreach was reinforced in 2000 when the Council developed the FIND of Louisville program, which served families of all children with a broad range of disabilities.
The Council has been in good standing as a 501 (c)3 charitable organization with the IRS, since 1953. Our Financial Statements are independently audited every year. Our IRS Form 990 is available upon request and summarized at the link below: