Welcome to the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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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 five areas: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Supporting Families, Housing, and Employment.
More about the Vision and Goals of DDA.

DDA Focus Areas
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.