Maine Developmental

Disabilities Council

Welcome

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Dear Friends

With this dispatch, the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council is undertaking a new effort. We recognize that Things. Have. Changed. For people with developmental disabilities and their allies, there is a lot going on that can be confusing and even frightening. For many years, we’ve done most of our work in more traditional avenues of advocacy. But times have changed, and we want to take advantage of these new opportunities to amplify the work we do and that our partners and collaborators do.

Over the next weeks and months, we’ll be trying a couple of different formats to see what you like and what’s most helpful to you.  Our goals are to:

  • Provide usable information about issues of interest to Mainers with developmental disabilities and their allies
  • Offer information, tools and strategies that may help you advocate for yourself or the person you care about

There are already a lot of Maine people and organizations out there doing great things. We do don’t intend to “re-create the wheel” but may tell you about some of their work related to developmental disabilities.

We won’t be able to talk about every possible problem. We won’t be able to provide detailed policy analysis. We will not take a position on every issue.

We will try to present material that is interesting, relevant and helpful.

We’d love to hear from you. Send us your questions, concerns, or feedback!

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