Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Newsroom

Welcome to the DDA online newsroom. You can find the latest public information from the DDA here.

Press Releases

The Maryland-Department of Health hosts Maryland Employment First Summit for National Disability Employment Awareness Month​ Octover 10, 2019​

Maryland Department of Health hosts meeting to improve lives of residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities​, June 25, 2019

Governor Hogan Funds Grant to Create Inclusive Higher Education Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities, May 17, 2018


Transformation Newsletters


Employment First Newsletters


DDA Blog

Welcome to My Good Life

My Good Life is the official blog of the DDA. You’ll find helpful information, including stories about people with developmental disabilities in Maryland.

Shari Carver Shares her experience as a Director of Day Habilitation, May 9, 2018
When I was asked to start the new Community Based Day Program for Progress Unlimited, I heard “day program” and immediately said yes. That’s been all I’ve done my entire adult life. Then the “community-based” part started sinking in, and my more than 38 years of sheltered work started choking me up.

Daniel Evans, See Me As a Coworker, April 2, 2018
My name is Daniel Evans. I work as the records coordinator for the Eligibility Department at the Southern Maryland Regional Office (SMRO) for the Maryland Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

Shawn and I, We See Eye to Eye, March 12, 2018
A poem from Michael Bryan about his DDA coworker, Shawn Payne. This is part of the DD Awareness Month theme, See Me as a Coworker.

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More Information

If you are a member of the media seeking assistance, please contact:

Deidre McCabe
Director of Communications, Maryland Department of Health
Telephone: 410-767-3536
Email: deidre.mccabe@maryland.gov