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 individuals 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.

 The 5 DDA Focus areas are self-determination, self-advocacy, supporting families, independent living and employment.

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.