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

The Council’s New 5 Year Plan Starts October 1, 2021

  Every 5 years the Council develops a plan that guides our work. This is called our State Plan. The 2022-2026 State Plan starts on October 1, 2021, and ends September 30, 20 ....

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The Council’s Updated Website

  We know change happens when everyone understands how to make change possible. That is why we translated all of the information and resources on the Council’s website into plain language. We als ....

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Council Membership Opportunity

  The Council is looking for new members to fill several positions that will open in July of 2022. We will accept applications through March 4, 2022.   To learn more about how to become a Cou ....

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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