Policy & Legislation

Public Policy Platform

The Public Policy Platform provides an overview of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council’s public policy priorities.  This document provides a snapshot of where we focus our public policy education and advocacy efforts and the change we seek.  The Public Policy Platform is derived from our State Plan priorities.

2018 Public Policy Platform

Weekly Legislative Updates

Each week of the session, we publish a list of bills we are monitoring and those that are a priority with links to the bills, their status, and hearing dates. We’ll also be posting updates on our social media pages, so be sure to follow us there for breaking news.

Weekly Update – February 16 

Legislation to Monitor

Priority Legislation

Public Comments

The Council submits formal comments and recommendations, both as a stand-alone entity and as a member of coalitions, on waiver proposals and other policy issues and/or regulations that directly affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. The most recent are listed here.

Developmental Disabilities Administration

MDDC recommendations to the Developmental Disabilities Administration about Community Pathways Waiver (12-11-17)

MDDC recommendations to the Developmental Disabilities Administration on the Community Supports Waiver application (9-1-17)

MDDC recommendations to the Developmental Disabilities Administration on the Community Pathways Waiver service definitions (5-22-17)

Education & Child Care

Testimony – Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (10-25-17)

Joint Committee on Children, Youth & Families Testimony – Quality Child Care Subsidy Program (10-5-16)

Joint Committee on Children, Youth & Families Testimony – Quality Early Care and Education (9-7-16)

Comments on the State Early Childhood Advisory Council Legislative Report (11-5-2015)

Comments on COMAR 13A.03.02, Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools in Maryland (7-7-14)

Other

MD DD Network comments to the federal Administration for Community Living on the Partnerships for Innovation, Inclusion and Independence grant program (9-2-17)

A child with a developmental disability and her mom

Quick Links

Council Brochure

Current Annual Report

Impact Summary: Child Care

Impact Summary: Employment

Impact Summary: Advocacy

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