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2016 MCDD NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 1

On a quarterly basis the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) updates its local, regional, state and national families and associates with an online newsletter, briefing them on the latest activities of the MCDD and its partners. 

In this Issue:

Director's Message

I have spoken often of the MCDD's commitment to working in partnership with parents and family members. We have a number of committed parents and family members on our Community Advisory Council, and we are developing a number of partnerships with parent and family groups around the state this year. Read more →


Project HEAL Updates

More than $26,000 Raised at Project HEAL’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

On September 10, 2015, Kennedy Krieger Institute welcomed sponsors, donors, partners, and trainees to celebrate Project HEAL's 10th anniversary. Read more →


Community Partners

Disability Rights are Civil Rights: St. Mary's County Celebrates 25-year Anniversary of ADA

On September 18, 2015, the St. Mary's Commission on Persons with Disabilities hosted an event to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more →

Eastern Shore Parent Organization Enters into Partnership Agreement with Kennedy Krieger

In September 2015, the Kinera Foundation entered into a partnership agreement with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities to better understand the information needs and gaps in services among families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities living on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Read more →

Self-Advocates Grow Strategic Partnerships

People On the Go of Maryland (POG), the statewide self-advocacy group for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently announced efforts to expand partnerships throughout Maryland for continued growth and stability. Read more →


Meet New MCDD Members and Trainees

Five New Members Join MCDD Community Advisory Council

On October 13, 2015, five new members, representing professionals, individuals, and family members, joined the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Community Advisory Council. Meet the new members →

9 Students Train with the MCDD

Preparing future leaders from a wide range of disciplines is a cornerstone of the MCDD mission. Each year, the MCDD provides meaningful work and learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Meet the Trainees →


In the Community

Learn about the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities' recent involvement in the community. Read more →


About the MCDD

Information about our community advisers, leadership team, partners, and more. Learn more →