Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

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About the Council

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Current Council Members

Minutes from Past Meetings

Other Council Documents

 

About the Council

MDDC’s specific priorities are shaped by its governing council. The Council has 25 members.

Membership consists of:

  • 17 Governor appointed members. Of these:
    • at least 1/3 must be adults with developmental disabilities (DD)
    • at least 1/3 must be parents of children with DD or family members of adults with DD who are unable to advocate for themselves
    • 2 represent non-governmental/local agencies that provide services for individuals with DD
    • the remaining seats can be any combination of the first two designations listed above.
  • 6 members who represent State agencies administering federally-funded programs related to persons with disabilities.
  • 2 members represent the Council’s sister agencies, the Disability Rights Center and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine, Orono.

If you are interested in learning about becoming a Council member, click here.

 

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council meetings are open to the public. Please contact us if you would like to attend a meeting.

November 18, 2020

January 13, 2021

March 10, 2021

May 12, 2021

July 14, 2021

September 8, 2021

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Our next Council Meeting is Wednesday, November 18th via Zoom - this meeting is open to the public, but for security reasons, please reach out to Angela Burgess at (207)287-4216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the meeting link.


CURRENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

Nicole Achey
Family Member

Alan Cobo-Lewis
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

Staci Converse
Disability Rights Maine

Deb Davis (Co-Chair)
Family Member

Derek Fales
Dept. of Health & Human Services (Title XIX Adult Svs. rep)

Roy Fowler
Dept. of Education, Child Development Services

Erin Frazier
Dept. of Education

Maryann Harakall
Dept. of Health & Human Services, Children with Special Health Care Needs

Cheryl Hathaway
Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services

Maggie Hoffman
Family Member

Shannon Johnson
Family Member

Jon McGovern
Self-Advocate

Kile Pelletier
Self-Advocate

Courtnay Putnam
Non-governmental Agency/Direct Service Provider Rep

Maryann Preble (Co-Chair)
Self-Advocate

Denise Ranger
Family Member

Marc Roix
Self-Advocate

Monique Stairs
Local Non-governmental Agency Representative - SUFU

Cheryl Stalilonis
Family Member

Sarah Trites
Self-Advocate

Suzanne Primiano
Department of Labor(Rehabilitation Svs rep)

Tracey Webb
Family Member

Jean Youde
Family Member

 

MINUTES OF PAST MEETINGS

Click on the links below for pdf's of recent Council meeting minutes

July 4 & 7, 2020

May 13, 2020

September 11, 2019 

July 17, 2019

May 8, 2019

September 12, 2018

July 18, 2018

May 9, 2018

February 14, 2018

November 8, 2017

September 13, 2017

July 17, 2017

May 10, 2017

 

OTHER COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

Click on the titles for links to these documents

MDDC Bylaws

Conflict of Interest Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Website Privacy Policy

COVID Office Policy

 

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MESCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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