Developmental Disabilities Program

                                                                                                          Coordination of Community Services



Contact Information:

 Phone: 410.479.8075   Toll Free : 855.236.3079   Fax: 410-479-5383

 Location: Second Floor, Rm. 207


The DDP assists individuals with developmental disabilities, who receive funding from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), in obtaining the best and most appropriate services and supports to facilitate living a healthy and happy life within the community.


Our team is made up of experienced professionals skilled in:

     + Determining eligibility for services

     + Providing Targeted Case Management

     + Conducting comprehensive assessments

     + Developing a strength-based Individualized Life Plan 

     + Connecting Clients with appropriate services tailored to meet their unique needs, preferences, and choice

     + Monitoring services obtained to assure quality and completion 

     + Advocating for our Clients


Our Coordinators of Community Services (CCS) are trained, compassionate, and highly dedicated individuals driven to obtain and assure the quality of services persons with a disability need to not only live, but to thrive in their place of choice.   








Transitioning Youth

The DDP assists Transitioning Youth, under 18, and their families in planning for transition into the adult world.

We will help the student in accessing: The Governor's Transitioning Youth Initiative funding (GTYI)provide individualized planning and information about employment, benefits, advocacy, college, health insurance, housing, futures and estates planning, recreation, transportation, and more, based on their unique needs.

How to Apply for DDP Services

Eastern Shore Region


Contact (Click): DDA EASTERN SHORE REGIONAL OFFICE  or Call 410-572-5920

Eligibility Requirements:

An individual must have a severe chronic disability that:

     > Is attributed to a mental and/or physical impairment;

     > Is manifested before the age of 22;

     > Is likely to continue indefinitely;

     > Results in the inability to live independently without external support or continuing and regular assistance;

     > Is addressed by a combination and sequence of special, multi-disciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of

        lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.

     > Results in substantial functional limitations in at least 3 areas of major life activities:

          o    Self Care

          o    Receptive & Expressive Language

          o    Learning

          o    Mobility

          o    Self-Direction

          o    Capacity For Independent Living

Documentation Required:

    >     Name, address, and phone number 

    >     Date of birth 

    >     Social Security number 

    >     Insurance information (e.g. Medical assistance, Medicare, SSDI) 

    >     Type of service being sought (e.g. day, residential or support services) 

    >     Documentation of disability 

    >     Primary contact person and their phone number


Developmental Disabilities Administration

Maryland Access Point (MAP)

Recommended Websites (Resources)  

Disaster Preparedness: Special Needs Registry Application

Resource Hub: My Family Needs....

Services such as:

     - Residential & Community Support Living

     - Supportive Employment

     - Respite & Low Intensity Integrated Support Services

  • DDA Facebook


Natl Disability Employment Month.jpg

October is National Disability Awareness Month

Contact Us

If you want to apply for services, please see the above section "How to Apply for DDP Services"

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion or belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic testing, and mental and/or physical disability.


See MDH service-nondiscrimination policy 01.02.01 which can be found at

Human Trafficking Resources

Phone:  1-888-373-7888

Text:  233733 (wordgram: "BeFree")

TTY: 711


24 Substance Abuse Resources

Md Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009

Text "IWIK" to  71441 

TTY: Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

WebSite: Get Help Now

How Did We Do?

Take our Customer Satisfaction Survey.

  • Facebook Social Icon

This site contains links to other Internet sites.  Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by The Maryland Department of Health ,The Caroline County Health Department or any of their Associates or Partners.