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Advancing the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

What's New

Council Chooses The Arc Maryland as Partners in Policymaking® Grantee

The Council is excited to announce that Arc Maryland has been chosen to manage the Partners in Policymaking® program (Partners) to train individuals with developmental disabilities and families of people with developmental disabilities to become effective advocates for…

Council & MD Works Invest a Total of $341,052 to Improve Employment Outcomes

The Council is partnering with Maryland Works to fund a third round of TIP (Transforming and Improving Practices Through Customized Technical Assistance) grants, providing $116,335 to 12 provider agencies statewide, including three agencies in rural…

Council Raises Small Grant Funding Total

Small Grants Can Now Total $5,000 Each The Council recently voted to raise the small grant total award amount from $2,000 to $5,000 per grant. While not all small grants require this amount of funding,…

State Plan

Every five years, the MDDC develops a State Plan. The plan entails a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues in Maryland where we outline goals, objectives and specific activities that will be implemented to bring about change. The State Plan guides the Council regarding how staff and fiscal resources are allocated. The Council State Plan is developed in accordance with the DDA and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Click to view the full 2017-2021 State Plan.

The Council's 2017-2021 State Plan Goals


GOAL 1

People with developmental disabilities effectively advocate for themselves and others and influence issues that are important to them.

GOAL 2

People with developmental disabilities and their families are empowered to lead the lives they want and transform communities.

GOAL 3

Children and adults with developmental disabilities meaningfully participate in all facets of community life, and are valued and supported by their communities.

By the Numbers 2017

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People

1321

1321 people trained through Council supported initiatives

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More Funds

144140

$144140 leveraged from other organizations for additional grant funding

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General Public

6424

6424 members of general public educated about developmental disability issues

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Programs & Policies

39

39 programs/policies created or improved

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Legislators

198

198 legislators educated about issues related to developmental disabilities

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Organizations

54

54 organizations engaged in systems change efforts through Council initiatives