Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Developmental Disabilities Administration – Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

Address: 201 W. Preston Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-5600 Fax: (410) 7675850 Website:

The Developmental Disabilities Administration provides a coordinated service delivery system so that individuals with developmental disabilities receive appropriate services oriented toward the goal of integration into the community.
These services are provided through a combination of state residential centers (providing services to individuals with intellectual disability) and a wide array of community based services delivered primarily through a network of non-profit providers.
At the State Residential Centers, respite service is available for eligible non-residents of the Center when parents and guardians need relief from the care of the individual. Respite Services help families meet emergency needs and/or fulfill vacation plans. Responsible, temporary care is provided at all the centers to meet these requests up to 28 consecutive days limited to a 45-day total in each year
DDA provides funding to children and adults with developmental disabilities or a severe, chronic disability caused by a physical or mental condition, other than a sole diagnosis of mental illness, for a variety of services including respite. 
The Respite program is designed to enable a family to provide for the needs of a child or an adult with developmental disabilities living in the home or to support an adult with developmental disabilities living in the community. LISS Services are flexible to meet the needs of individuals or families and are designed to meet short-term needs such as respite, summer programs, and other supports.

Developmental Disability Association – CENTRAL MARYLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
1401 Severn Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 234-8200
TDD: (410) 363-9430
Toll free: 1-877-874-2494
Fax: (410) 234-8397
The REGION includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Harford Counties and Baltimore City.
Responsible for administrative oversight, coordination, and management of the DDA funded community based services for eligible individuals in Central Maryland.  Regional Teams establish individual eligibility and control, access to services, manage available funding and monitor service provision to ensure quality of services. Community services are purchased primarily from private non-profit provider agencies that offer a range of programs, such as residential, vocational and a variety of support services.
We are committed to services that not only meet the needs of citizens with developmental disabilities, but also honor their right to choose. DDA does not discriminate against any person in delivery of services,


Developmental Disability Association – Eastern Shore Regional Office
1500 Riverside Drive
Salisbury, MD 21802
Phone: (410) 334-6929
Fax: 1-888-219-0478
TDD: -800-735-2258
The Eastern Shore Regional Office is located in Salisbury, MD
Administers services and supports for the nine counties:
(Caroline County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne's County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County) of the Eastern Shore


Developmental Disability Association – Southern Maryland Regional Office
312 Marshall Avenue, 7th Floor
Laurel, MD  20707
Phone: (301) 362-5100
TDD: (301) 362-5131
Toll free: 1-888-207-2479
The Southern Maryland Regional Office is located in Laurel, Maryland
Administers services and supports for individuals living in Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and St. Mary's County.


Developmental Disability Association – Western Maryland Regional Office
1360 Marshall Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 791-4670
Maryland Relay: 1-800-735-2258
Toll free: 1-888-791-0193
Fax: (301) 791-4019
The Western Maryland Regional Office is centrally located in Hagerstown, Maryland
The Region includes:  Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties
The Western Regional Office provides administrative oversight, coordination, and management of DDA-funded community services for eligible people in the Western Region. Community programs are purchased primarily from private nonprofit provider agencies that offer services such as residential services, day services, behavioral support services, family and individual support services, and resource coordination. The Western Region also includes a State Residential Center, Potomac Center, which provides comprehensive services to a limited number of people with developmental disabilities


Was Your Child's CP Preventable?