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.

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Now Accepting Provider Applications for the Community Supports and/or Family Supports Waivers, and Community Pathways Renewal

Click here for Provider Applications and more Info.

All current providers must be re-enrolled as medical assistance providers using new categories in DDA's waivers. 

LISS Announcement

FY 18 Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) applications for Round – 1 will be accepted beginning May 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2017. Applications for Round - 2 will be accepted from July 1, 2017 thru October 30, 2017.  Click FY 18 LISS Announcement for more Info.