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Overview of DDA

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) provides a coordinated service delivery system so that people with developmental/intellectual disabilities receive appropriate services oriented toward the goal of integration into the community. The DDA partners with people with developmental/intellectual disabilities to provide leadership and resources to live fulfilling lives. People with developmental/intellectual disabilities have the right to direct their lives and services.

Services are provided through a combination of State Residential Centers (SRCs), Forensic Residential Facilities, and a wide array of community-based services delivered primarily through a network of non-profit providers licensed by the DDA.

The DDA’s community-based service delivery systems includes various home and community-based services and supports provided through either a Medicaid State Plan or Waiver program or via DDA State funded services.

Mission of the DDA

DDA partners with people with developmental disabilities to provide leadership and resources to live fulfilling lives.

Vision of the DDA

All Marylander’s lead personally defined and fulfilling lives.

Goals of the DDA :

People with developmental disabilities…

  • direct their lives;
  • have viable support options; and,
  • have information to make decisions.

The DDA Service Delivery System