Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

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Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) seeks part-time sibling support coordinator. Read more.

Kennedy Krieger Institute leaders, Dr. Harolyn Belcher and Ken Capone, win Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) awards for their exemplary service. Read more

Oct. 22-28, 2014: Review Sessions of the Community Pathways Waiver
DDA forum to receive feedback on Community Pathways waiver that would affect individuals with disabilities. Read more.

November 1, 2014: Autism Conference on the Eastern Shore
A one-day conference on autism topics at Chesapeake College. Read more.

November 17, 2014: Town Hall Meeting with Director of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Bernard Simons, DDA director, will speak about DDA priorities, initiatives and answer questions. Read more.

Our State Sister Organizations

Maryland Disability Law Center: State Protection and Advocacy Agency

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council: State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence (UCEDD) federally funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. We are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities maximize their potential and enjoy success in community life.


The mission of the Maryland Center For Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger is to maximize potential and create change to increase the capacity of the community to incorporate state-of-the-art advances so that persons of any age with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities can achieve independence, productivity, and inclusion within their communities. This is accomplished through interdisciplinary pre-service training, exemplary community service, technical assistance, research, and dissemination activities.


The Maryland Center For Developmental Disabilities envisions that all persons with developmental disabilities lead fully inclusive and meaningful lives.


People with developmental disabilities are increasingly assuming their rightful place in society. Staff of the projects of the MCDD adhere to high ethical standards of professional practice and respect and support the legal and human rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

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