The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of Idahoans with disabilities, family members, and professionals. The CAC guides CDHD leaders by providing insight into the opportunities and challenges facing people with disabilities and their families on national, state, and local levels.
The role of the CAC is to:
Collaborate in the development of the CDHD five year plan;
Provide on-going feedback related to activities associated with the goals and objectives;
Assist in the development of the mission and vision of the center;
Provide input into the design of courses, interdisciplinary activities, and products, and
Review outcome data and provide suggestions for change across all activities.
Who are the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Members?
Committee members consist of:
- Individuals with developmental disabilities
- Family members of individuals with developmental disabilities
- A representative from the state developmental disability council
- A representative from the state protection and advocacy organization
- Individuals representing advocacy organizations
- Disability advocates
- Elected officials
- Service providers
In compliance with the federal funding mandate, the majority of the membership must be consumers and family members. View the current members of CAC.
What are the Responsibilities of Being a Committee Member?
A commitment to attend committee meetings held three times per year
Assistance in establishing systems changes to positively affect lives of people with disabilities
Help establish and maintain the long-term vision of the CDHD
Help establish five-year goals for CDHD activities
Do satisfaction monitoring for the CDHD
Establish the values for the CDHD
Share what is going on at the Center with other agencies and service providers