Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Advocacy Day


Advocacy Day provides an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, and other interested parties to become familiar with the legislative process and to take an active role in communicating their concerns to their elected officials in the Legislature.  MDDC provides advocacy training and makes arrangements for participants to meet with their senators and representatives personally at the State House and in their local communities.  Individual participants in turn become mentors for others who wish to speak up for themselves about current issues affecting individuals with disabilities and organize ongoing connections with policymakers.  Since 2007, more than 550 self-advocates, parents, and provider agency staff have participated in this program.


Advocacy Day 2019 Poster

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
526 Western Avenue  Unit 2
Augusta, ME 04330



139 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333


Phone: 207-480-1478 or toll free 833-713-2618