Our vision is that people with and without disabilities in Maryland live, learn, work, and play together. 

Did you know a new supported decision-making bill just passed in Maryland?

  The new Supported Decision-Making law begins on October 1, 2022. Now adults in Maryland can use supported decision-making to get support to understand, cons ....

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2022 Photo Contest Announced!

    We want to hear from you! COVID changed how we connect with each other and the world around us. Now that the warm weather is near and we can spend more time outside, the Council wants to ....

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Council Member of the Month

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) has been creating change to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1971. We are led by people with developmental disabilities ....

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2022-2026
State Plan Goals

Goal 1

People with developmental disabilities are leaders and advocates.

Goal 2

People with developmental disabilities and their families are empowered to live the lives they want.

Goal 3

People with developmental disabilities and their families have access to their communities, and services and supports. They are treated with dignity and respect.

The 2022-2026 State Plan is waiting for approval from the Administration for Community Living.

By The Numbers

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More Funds

712300

$712,300 invested to build a more inclusive community

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General Public

20287

20,287 people educated about developmental disability issues

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Community Providers

121

121 Community providers implemented policies, procedures, or programs to support people with developmental disabilities

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Improvements

10

10 statutes, regulations, and policies improved

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Legislators

188

188 legislators educated about issues related to developmental disabilities

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Committees / Councils

22

22 Committees/Councils served on to improve policies, program, and practices