Membership Opportunities

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council seeks motivated individuals to join our work for communities that include and support everyone. People with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Are you are interested in making Maryland’s communities more inclusive and supportive for people with developmental disabilities and their families?
  • Are you interested in making systemic changes to Maryland’s service delivery systems and affecting housing, employment, education, health care, child care, support services, transportation, and other issues?
  • Do you value self-determination and self-advocacy?

If so, then you may want to apply to be a Council member. Please read the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Member Position Description.

How do I apply?

To apply on-line complete the application below. After submitting an on-line application please call 410-767-3670 to confirm that it was received. Or you can download an application  and mail or fax it to the Council.

For more information about the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council or about how to apply for membership, email or call 410-767-3670 or 1-800-305-6441 ext. 1

What is involved with Membership?

The full Council meets in Columbia, MD four times per year in addition to an annual retreat.  Meetings are held on a weekday evening, typically beginning at 3:30 pm. All members also serve on a standing committee. There are also several ad hoc committees open to members depending on their interest and availability. The standing committees meet on variable schedules (during the day, in the evening, or by teleconference) about four times per year. You should be able to make a time commitment of 2-3 hours per month (times vary). The Council reimburses for transportation and other expenses related to your work as a Council member. Childcare can also be reimbursed.

Interested?  Fill out the Application Below

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Impact Summary: Child Care

Impact Summary: Employment

Impact Summary: Advocacy