How your State's Developmental Disability Council is helping you - Rachel London, Executive Director Maryland Developmental Disability Council


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Creating Change • Improving Lives

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council creates change to make it possible for people with developmental disabilities to live the lives they want with the support they need.

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

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) has been creating change to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1971. They focus on children, family, and adult issues. The Council is an independent state agency. They are led by people with developmental disabilities and family members of people with developmental disabilities.

Every 5 years the Council develops a State Plan. The Council’s State Plan includes our most important goals and how the DD Council will accomplish them. Their work is guided by a federal law called the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act – better known as the DD Act. There is a DD Council in every state and U.S. territory (56).

The Council’s funding comes from the federal government. They use their funding on the activities outlined in our State Plan. Their work is completed by staff, Council members, and grantees.

If you would like to access the Council's guide to Maryland ABLE accounts, Future and Estate Planning, or any of their other publications please use the link below.

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