Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

Established by Congress under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance Bill of Rights (DD) Act of 1975. In 1977, the PADD program was established in West Virginia. The PADD program serves to advocate that individuals (adults and children) with developmental disabilities are afforded appropriate services in accordance with their individual needs.

PADD Eligibility

To be eligible for services under our PADD Program a person must have:

  • acquired a developmental disability before the age of 22, and;

  • have three (3) functional limitations.

PADD Funding Source

Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PADD Publications