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Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Who We Are
The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to leadership in the field of developmental and other disabilities, so that people of all ages can maximize their potential and achieve independence, productivity, and inclusion within their communities.
What We Do
The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities staff are engaged in four core functions:
- Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Training
- Community Service and Technical Assistance
- Research and Evaluation
- Dissemination Activities
- Cultural Competence
- Person and Family-Centered Practices
- Community Inclusion
- Excellence: Leading Through Innovation, Best Practices, and Collaboration
People with developmental disabilities are increasingly assuming their rightful place in society. Staff of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities adhere to high ethical standards of professional practice and respect and support the legal and human rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families.
State Developmental Disability Network Organizations (Sister Agencies)
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration
Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (Maryland’s Title V Agency)
The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence (UCEDD) federally funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Maximizing Potential. Creating Change