Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Our COVID Response and Publications

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council has been tracking the coronavirus pandemic closely, especially in its effects on people with developmental disabilities. We have gathered resources, put out recommendations and statements to policymakers, conducted several surveys to find out how this issue is impacting people on the ground, and organized a project to get technology in the hands of isolated people with DD. Below are links to our publications, reports, and other findings on this issue.

 

COVID Information and Resources

This page has links that may be helpful to you in understanding how this virus works and how to protect yourself and your family from infection

 

Letters to Policymakers on COVID Policies

MDDC has written several letters to our state leaders raising issues that impact people with DD during this crisis.

Letter to the Maine CDC on the Treatment of People with Developmental Disabilities

Letter Regarding Family Inclusion in Discussions of School Reopenings

 

Surveys on Services during COVID

MDDC along with ally organizations gathered responses from Mainers across the state on their experiences of the service system during the pandemic. You can read our findings here.

 

Blog Post

Our Executive Director, Nancy Cronin, penned this early in the coronavirus outbreak. Read her thoughts here.

 

DD Access to Technology Project

In response to the undue isolation many people with developmental disabilities experienced as services shut down and social distancing became the norm, MDDC created a project to get iPads into the hands of people with DD, to increase their opportunities for self-advocacy, access to services, and connection to their communities. Read more about this project here.

 

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

 

Mail:

139 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

 

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