Empowerment · Opportunity · Inclusion
Advancing the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.
The Council Announces a New Funding Opportunity
Rebuilding DDA Providers throughout Maryland through Technical Assistance The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council seeks proposals by consultants, business acumen development organizations, noted subject matter experts, and others to engage in a demonstration project to provide technical assistance…
DD Days at the Legislature
Developmental Disabilities Days at the Legislature (DD Days) is an event that advocates look forward to all year long! This year, we are expanding our reach through a week of virtual advocacy and opportunities for…
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
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.
By the Numbers 2019
3,973 people trained through Council supported initiatives
$541,700 invested to build a more inclusive community
26,011 members of general public educated about developmental disability issues
Child Care Providers
110 Child Care Providers received training & technical assistance