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

What's New

Council presents education and transition webinar series

Registration is now open! The webinars will provide information and resources about the special education process, strategies on how to plan for a smooth transition from school, and why family engagement matters. Learn more and…

Council awards $194,016 in grants for leadership development and advocacy training

The Council has awarded a $120,000 grant to People On the Go of Maryland to train and support individuals with disabilities to be effective advocates on issues that affect their lives and the lives of…

MARYLAND PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

If you want to learn how to become a long-term agent of change in the community, or you know someone who does, Partners in Policymaking is an excellent way to achieve this.  Apply now!

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