Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Fact Sheets

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The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is the principle funder of community supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland. Understanding key aspects of the DDA service system, including rules, rights, processes, and timelines is essential to accessing the supports. With over 17,000 people receiving services from the DDA service system and another 4,800 on a waiting list for services, having that information easily available is critical.

To ensure that availability, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Disability Rights Maryland, and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities worked together to produce four informational sheets on specific topics related to the DDA and its services:

DDA Overview
Waiting List
Coordinators of Community Services
Person Centered Planning

Together, they a provide primer on the DDA service system for people with developmental disabilities, families, advocates, school system personnel, and others who want to understand and use those services. The informational sheets are available in English and Spanish.

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