State Plan

Every five years, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council develops a State Plan.  The plan entails a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues in Maryland and outlines 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’s State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act).

2017 – 2021 State Plan Overview

2017-2021 State Plan

Annual Work Plan Fiscal Year 2020

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.


A girl with a developmental disability and her brother in front of a field of sunflowers.

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Council Brochure

Current Annual Report

Impact Summary: Child Care

Impact Summary: Employment

Impact Summary: Advocacy