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

What's New

Governor Hogan’s FY19 Budget Released

Governor Hogan released his FY 2019 proposed budget, which covers the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Below you will find highlights of particular interest to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The FY 2019 stat...

DD Day 2018

Hundreds of fellow advocates will meet with legislators on February 22 to discuss the top legislative and budgetary issues that impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Registration has closed.

2018 Legislative Session is Underway

The 2018 legislative session is underway. Each week of the session, we publish a list of bills we are monitoring and those that are a priority with links to the bills, their status, and hearing dates. We’ll also be posting updates on our social med...

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