Rick Samson Joins Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council Leadership Position
Des Moines, Iowa - September 25, 2013 - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently appointed several new members to the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) for three-year terms. Rick Samson of Des Moines is among the newly appointed council members.
Rick said that he wanted to join the DD Council because "it is important to me because theoretically I am in a position to influence outcomes."
Steve Crew, Chair of the DD Council commented, "Rick Samson is engaged in numerous activities focused on advocacy of the tenets of the Developmental Disabilities Act. In addition, he is recognized as a leader in the area of rights and responsibilities for persons with developmental disabilities. We are honored to have his expertise and passion as our Council moves forward to impact the lives of other Iowans."
The DD Council is a federally-funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and support so that Iowans with disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives.
The Council promotes the development of a coordinated system of services and support that provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to be independent, productive, integrated and included in their communities. Council members and staff participate in forums, on committees, in work groups, develop written materials and responses, meet with legislators and collaborate with other organizations to create positive results for Iowans with disabilities.
For more information, contact the DD Council at (866) 432-2846 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) Council is a federally-funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports that allow Iowans with developmental disabilities to make choices and take greater control of their lives. The DD Council advocates for improving the system of support and services so that all Iowans with disabilities have the freedom to make their own choices, exercise their rights as citizens and participate fully in society. For more information, visit www.idaction.org.
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