The purpose of the Commission shall be:

To examine the quality and comprehensiveness of the Commonwealth's program of services designed to address the wide variety of needs of people with intellectual disability.

To discuss and resolve systemic disputes raised by individuals with intellectual disability, their families, or their guardians, for which no other forum exists, or which have not been adequately resolved by existing avenues of redress.

To provide a forum for review of public policy in the area of intellectual disability.

To inform the public, as well as those at the highest levels of state government of how the Commonwealth can improve its services to citizens with intellectual disability.

To work cooperatively with the Department of Developmental Services in connection with its mission to support people with intellectual disability.

To support and review implementation of the recommendations of the Commission made pursuant to its responsibilities.



This information is provided by the Governor's Commission on Intellectual Disability.