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Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD)


2018 Summer Learning Series

MCDD is hosting a series of workshops from early June through mid-August 2018. Join us this summer and expand your knowledge and engage in effective advocacy.

Pre-Service Training and Preparation

Collaborating with community partners to provide trainees valuable experiences, knowledge, and skills in public health disability-related fields


Community Services

Providing technical assistance, community education, and direct services to community stakeholders to improve the lives of persons with disabilities

Research and Evaluation Studies

Research and Evaluation Studies

Conducting research and evaluation with community partners to help maximize the potential of individuals with developmental disabilities

Information Dissemination

Sharing training and research findings with our partners and the community at large

Who We Are

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Our mission is to provide leadership that advances the inclusion of people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.

What We Do

We link the community to vital research and information to improve the lives of people with disabilities through four core functions:

What Sets Us Apart

  • Worldwide expertise of Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized leader
  • Medical-legal partnership that integrates legal care for families into clinical practice
  • Self advocates on site leading People On The Go Maryland
  • State-of-the-art training services advance careers and practice of developmental disability professionals
  • Web-based data system for real-time access to evaluation and planning information


  • 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)

Disability Rights Maryland
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Collaborating 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

Building Partnerships. Changing Lives.