Publications & Reports

Contact us if you would like to receive copies of Council publications. We can also send our publications:

  • In an accessible format like large print of braille
  • In another language

Call 410-767-6249 or email

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mandatory telework order from Governor Hogan, publication requests may be delayed. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For older publications and previous annual reports, go to our publications archive.

Council brochure with photo of two childrenCouncil Brochure

The brochure describes the Council’s vision, mission, membership, and how it fulfills its mission. The brochure is also available in these languages:


Maryland ABLE User's Guide CoverMaryland ABLE User’s Guide

The Maryland ABLE User’s Guide is a plain language and accessible guide to help you understand Maryland ABLE. It is a resource developed by the Council and Maryland ABLE. The Maryland ABLE User’s Guide will help you understand who is eligible for a Maryland ABLE account, how to open an account, how you can use money in your account, and how to manage your account.




2019 Annual Report

Change is happening at the Council and all across Maryland. The Annual Report highlights our efforts to create positive change, from advocacy to grantmaking.


Cover for the MDDC Five Year State PlanMaryland Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2017-2021

The Five Year State Plan describes how the Council plans to meet its goals and objectives from 2017 through September 2021. It also describes how the Council will allocate staff and financial resources to advance the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

Planning Now: A Futures and Estate Planning Guide for Families of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Planning Now is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide written specifically for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Topics covered include financial and healthcare benefits, wills, trusts, tax considerations, financial planning, and others.

Download a flyer about “Planning Now” for resource fairs and other events.

Planificar ahora: Una guía de planificación patrimonial y de futuros

Planificando ahora es una guía de planificación de patrimonios y futuros integral y fácil de usar para familias que tienen niños o adultos con discapacidades del desarrollo. Los temas que abarca incluyen los beneficios financieros y de salud, testamentos, fideicomisos, consideraciones tributarias, planificación financiera y más.

Descargue un folleto sobre “Planificación ahora” para ferias de recursos y otros eventos.

What Matters

What Matters tells the stories of nine people with developmental disabilities who work and have meaningful days in their communities. Their stories illustrate the success that is possible when the right planning, support, and expectations are in place. You can download all of the stories in one publication: What Matters

Or download the stories individually:

Developmental Disabilities Administration Informational SheetsDevelopmental Disabilities Administration Informational Sheets

These four informational sheets provide easy-to-understand explanations of key aspects of the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s (DDA) service system:



The informational sheets are also available in Spanish (see below) and in Chinese:

Hojas informativas de la Administración de Discapacidades de Desarrollo

Estos cuatro folletos brindan explicaciones fáciles de comprender sobre los aspectos claves del sistema de servicios de la Administración de Discapacidades de Desarrollo:

Cover of the What's Possible ReportWhat’s Possible: 9 Stories of Changed Lives

Nine people who used to live at Rosewood Center, a residential facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and who now call the community home, told their stories for this publication. Their stories exemplify what is possible when people are given new opportunities and the community supports they need.

A woman with a developmental disability

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