Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Address: 139 State House Station, 225 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-4213 Email: jbell@maineddc.org Website: http://www.maineddc.org

Developmental Disabilities Councils were originally established to support the needs and rights of people with developmental disabilities. However, over the past 30+ years, it has become clear that issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families also impact people across the broader disability community, and the same is true in reverse for issues that are the focus of other disability groups and organizations. The Maine DD Council understands that its work can benefit ALL people with disabilities, and that collaborative work on a wide array of issues important to the broader disability community is key to achieving the goals of full inclusion and equal opportunities for all.

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and agencies which identifies barriers to community inclusion, self determination, and independence, and acts to effect positive change.
The purpose of the Council, as required under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, is to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of family and community life.

 

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