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Welcome to the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council's (MDDC) website!

MDDC is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and public and governmental agencies which promotes and advocates for equal opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to participate in every aspect of community life.

The Council has a vision that all people are included, supported, and valued in communities that offer them opportunities to participate and succeed as they choose.

MDDC News

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns: As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of children.  You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need some extra help in their development.  This FREE online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents. Click here for more information.
Continuing Education (CE) is available.  You must complete all four modules, each quiz, and a final evaluation to qualify. Click here for more instructions

Parents Needed for Research Focus Group: Are you the parent of a preschooler or toddler?  Has your child been tested for speech or language delay, but did not qualify for speech therapy?  We are interested in learning about your experience.  We want to learn from you!  Click here for more information.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: MDDC is excited to announce that we have new trainings available for Caregivers, Case Managers, DSPs, Guardians, and Medical Providers.  Click here for more information

Inclusion Awards Book!  MDDC has released a book of essays featuring the winning entries from the 2016 Inclusion Awards Essay Contest.  The book, Visions of Inclusion, features 13 essays and a poem submitted by Maine high school juniors and seniors.  For more information, or to request a copy, contact Angela Burgess at angela.b.burgess@maine.gov or 207-287-4213.

NOW AVAILABLE: MDDC will now offer Developmental Disabilities Health Technical Assistance through email.  You can email your DD Health related questions to DDHealthHelp.MDDC@maine.gov.  Check out the flyer for more information.

  DD Health Technical Assistance Flyer