Every five years the Council identifies ways to make a positive difference in the lives of those with developmental disabilities and their families. This survey will help us plan for our work to support people with developmental disabilities be included and meaningfully participate in all aspects of life.


The Council’s mission is to advance the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life by eliminating barriers, creating opportunities, empowering people, and promoting innovation.

The Council works in partnership with people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as other individuals and organizations, to bring about lasting change. We develop a five year State Plan that establishes our priorities and serves as a roadmap for accomplishing our goals.


The Council envisions a state where all people with developmental disabilities exercise control over their lives, reach their full potential, and lead healthy, fulfilling lives with enriching relationships.

Your views are important to us. What do we need to think about to make this vision a reality?

Let your voice be heard! The survey will be available online and in alternative formats and languages until July 31, 2020. This survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete. If you need assistance completing the survey, or would like to request a paper copy of the survey, call 410-767-6249, or email info@md-council.org.Thank you!

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