Using uniform practices for data collection and analysis, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) engages in research, evaluation and analysis in areas important to the field of disabilities, such as:
- Evaluation of Low Intensity Support Services (LISS)
- Title V (Office for Genetics) Resource Mapping Project
- Community Health Needs Assessment
- School involvement, parent satisfaction and autism
- Maryland needs assessment and strategic planning
In keeping with its core research function, additional projects may include basic or applied research, and evaluation and analysis of public policy in areas that affect, either positively or negatively, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members.