Empowerment · Opportunity · Inclusion
Advancing the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.
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,…
Council Invests $15,000 in Ready At Five Initiative
The Council is investing $15,000 in an initiative to expand family engagement efforts, supporting Ready At Five’s Parent Leadership Learning Parties for parents and caregivers of children with and without developmental disabilities throughout the state. Read the…
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 2017
1321 people trained through Council supported initiatives
$144140 leveraged from other organizations for additional grant funding
6424 members of general public educated about developmental disability issues
39 programs/policies created or improved
198 legislators educated about issues related to developmental disabilities
54 organizations engaged in systems change efforts through Council initiatives