Welcome to the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has gathered resources and developed guidance to assist with the delivery of community-based services in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The DDA is working with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Administrations, the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), and Maryland and National Advocacy Organizations to help inform and support people in services, family members, direct support professionals, and providers during this challenging time.  We are committed to providing informaion, tools, and resources you need to succeed as the first line of defense for individuals with developmental disabilities in Maryland. ​

We have created a dedicated DDA COVID-19 Resource Page​ with useful information to help you dureing this time.

DDA Vision:

People with developmental disabilities will have full lives in the communities of their choice where they are included, participate, and are active citizens.

DDA Mission:

Create a flexible, person-centered, family-oriented system of supports so people can have full lives. 

Our Administration:

  • Provides a coordinated service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities
  • Partners with people with developmental disabilities and their families to provide leadership and resources to enable these individuals in living fulfilling lives.
  • Is guided by the principle that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to direct their lives and services.
We do this by focusing on six areas: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Supporting Families, Housing, Employment, and Assistive Technology
More about the Vision and Goals of DDA.

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The direction of DDA's service delivery system is transforming to better meet the needs of people receiving services.


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Family Supports Waiver Providers

Community Supports Waiver Providers

Updated Waiver Application information is now available
to Providers.

To apply for the LISS FY 2022 Round 1 Random Selection, 
click here

NCI Surveys click here​