Empowerment · Opportunity · Inclusion
Advancing the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.
Increasing Access to Inclusive Child Care
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council is reviewing proposals from organizations that provide technical assistance to improve the ability of child care providers to support children with disabilities and special health care needs. This initi...
Why expectations? Why a hashtag? Read about the roll-out of the Raising Expectations campaign from Council Executive Director Brian Cox and Council Cha...
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
People with developmental disabilities effectively advocate for themselves and others and influence issues that are important to them.
People with developmental disabilities and their families are empowered to lead the lives they want and transform communities.
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 2016
2,725 people trained through Council supported initiatives, including leadership, self-advocacy, and self-determination activities
54 people involved in systems advocacy
$130,000 leveraged from other organizations for additional grant funding
2,700 members of general public educated about developmental disability issues
18 programs/policies created or improved
188 legislators educated about DD issues
133 organizations involved in coalitions, networks, or partnerships
27 organizations engaged in systems change efforts