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

What's New

Sibs 2019: Connecting. Listening. Learning.

Back by popular demand, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council has partnered with the District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council to host Sibs 2019 to help siblings of all ages and supporters of sibling issues to…

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,…

New Version of Planning Now Available!

Future and estates planning includes envisioning a desired future for your child. Planning Now discusses the importance of planning and provides essential information, suggestions, and a framework for planning. 

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