Empowerment · Opportunity · Inclusion
Advancing the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.
New Funding Opportunity
$150,000 available to develop and provide Person-Centered Planning training. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council seeks proposals to develop and provide training for people with developmental disabilities and their families about the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s (DDA)…
A Celebration of Inclusion: The Anniversary of the Rosewood Center Closure
On February 13, the crowd gathered for Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature paused to honor and remember the closing of the Rosewood Center after 121 years of operation. On Friday, May 22, 2009,…
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 2018
3,928 people trained through Council supported initiatives
$122,878 leveraged from other organizations for additional grant funding
26,610 members of general public educated about developmental disability issues
Child Care Providers
123 Child Care Providers received training & technical assistance