​Person-Centered Planning

Graphic of wheel with various categories that can be used to evaluate personal strengths and assets 

Everyone has the right to live, love, work, play, and pursue their aspirations in their community. Since 2015, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has been wholly transforming our programs, policies and funding processes to put people with developmental disabilities at the center of our efforts.

We have been listening to what people with developmental disabilities want their lives to look like, and we have created a flexible, person-centered, family-oriented service delivery system to help them in their journey.

We place people at the center of planning a vision for their personally-defined good life. This is done through Person-Centered Planning. Our guide for Coordinators of Community Services provides more information on how individuals can choose in “My Life, My Plan, My Choice.”