Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

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Reimagining Fundraising
Jackson Healthcare
The Hospital Charitable Services Awards feature Project HEAL's new approach to fundraising. Read more

DDA Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Accepting Applications July 1-31, 2014
LISS grants assist individuals with developmental disabilities in purchasing services and/or items to address needs. Read more.

Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) Releases 2014 Voters' Rights
MDLC's Voting Project encourages individuals with disabilities to be aware of their rights. Read more.

Future and Estate Planning Webinar 2014
Frank, Frank, & Scherr LLC
Futures & Estate planning for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  Watch the webinar.

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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