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    Supporting Families in Maryland

    ​​​People and Families​ > Families​​


    Welcome! Families play a unique and critical role in the lives of their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The care and support they provide is often ongoing and provided across the lifespan. Care can vary but oftentimes includes emotional, physical, behavioral and financial support beyond which is typically required. In addition, families create and provide opportunities for their family members to engage their community through social interactions and relationships, education, recreation and faith, health and safety, advocacy and employment etc. enabling their family members to live meaningful lives.

    Caring for family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities is important, but it isn’t always easy! The challenges of having a developmental disability can be difficult for both the person with the disability and their family. Both need support!

    The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) supports eligible children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through its three Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs​ to address many of these challenges.​ Your Coordinator of Community Services​ is the best resource to help you navigate DDA services.

    To learn more about the DDA's waiver programs, services, application process, and much more, ​click on the links below.

    ​Links for Maryland Families