Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

During the pandemic, the best way to reach us is by email! Find our emails on our contact page. 

Welcome to the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council.  The Council is a partnership of people with developmental disabilities, family members, and state and local agencies and organizations. We are committed to creating a Maine in which all people are valued and respected because we believe communities are stronger when everyone is included.  To do this, we create and support policy advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Please check out our history and the variety of resources on our site.  Our latest project, Out of the Shadows, can be accessed through the link below.  Out of the Shadows is the story of mental institution in our state and it includes interviews with residents now living in the community.


Now Live! Out of the Shadows: The Legacy of Pineland - An online exhibit exploring Maine's history of institutionalization -


New Grant Opportunities

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council is currently soliciting grant applications for two grants.  The first grant is a Planning Grant(s) to Increase Capacity to Support Self-Direction which aims to increase the capacity of Maine’s developmental service system to provide support brokerage to adults using self-directed services.  The second grant is Protecting Rights, Promoting Choices, which will fund agencies or individuals to increase access to resources for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

For more information on each grant, please click the grant title below:

Planning Grant(s) to Increase Capacity to Support Self-Direction

Protecting Rights, Promoting Choices



Our next Council Meeting is

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 via Zoom

This meeting is open to the public, but for security reasons, please reach out to us at 207-287-4213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the meeting link.       
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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990