Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Educating policymakers and supporting legislation

In accordance with its responsibilities under the federal DD Act, the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council has provided ongoing information and support to legislators and other public policymakers in the development and review of proposed legislation, rules, and other policies affecting persons with developmental disabilities and their families.  MDDC has provided information and participated in the revision of statutes and rules affecting civil rights, education, healthcare, employment, housing, and other matters of concern to individuals with disabilities, parents and other family members.

In the past several years, MDDC has advocated in support and in opposition to dozens of bills at the Maine Legislature – you can find our testimony on some of those bills here: ADD LINK TO PAGE WITH TESTIMONIES FROM LAST FEW YEARS – DISCUSS WHICH WE WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT

Staff members of MDDC also sit on several boards and taskforces changed with overseeing the systems of care for Mainers with developmental disabilities and bringing recommendations to policymakers, including:

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990