My Good Life Archive

​My Good Life is the official blog of the DDA. You’ll find helpful information, including stories about people with developmental disabilities in Maryland. The latest blog posts are on the Newsroom page.

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) Releases Report on Direct Support Workforce, March 9, 2018
PCPID has released its 2017 report, America's Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy.

In My Brother's Words, Susan Mercogliano, March 7, 2018
The following is an excerpt from In My Brother's Words, a memoir of Susan Mercogliano told by her brother, Chris Mercogliano. He began writing it while she was nearing the end of her life last summer. He decided to tell the story in Susan's own voice because he wanted a vividly portray the story of developmental disability in America.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Offers Development Opportunities for Leaders in the Developmental Disabilities Field Feb. 2, 2018
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware will hold a week-long, intensive leadership development program for teams of leaders of DDA-funded agencies from Monday, Feb. 5 to Friday, Feb.9.

Employment First provides Salisbury with a Sub and a Smile Oct. 30, 2017
DDA-funded participant Louis Sampson works at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Salisbury, Md. in Employment First services.