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

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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Council Member Monday

  March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (#DDAwareness2022). The theme this year is “Worlds Imagined.”   The Council imagines a world where people with developmental disabilities live ....

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The 2022 Legislative Session Starts January 12, 2022

    Check out our 2022 Public Policy Priorities. It provides a short description of how we will focus our advocacy efforts to create change so people with developmental di ....

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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