Aaron Carruthers

Aaron Carruthers

Executive Director of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Aaron Carruthers is the Executive Director of California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Appointed by the Council in 2015, he is the Chief Administrative Officer and responsible for the carrying out the Council’s mission, goals, and policy objectives. Aaron has worked in civil rights policy and programs for over twenty years, including in the State Senate, for California’s Attorney General, and as an appointee of two Governors. During his tenure, SCDD advanced self-determination, employment, school bus safety, and active shooter standards. Last year, SCDD’s work impacted more than 2.5 million Californians and SCDD was named Employer of the Year for people with disabilities. He is a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, which trains “ethical leaders for uncommon times.”