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Stakeholder Survey

The Maryland Department of Disabilities is requesting stakeholder input as it works with partner agencies to develop the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan. The Department of Disabilities wants to hear from Marylanders with disabilities, families, service providers, and professionals who work with and advocate for people with disabilities.

The State Disabilities Plan provides for the coordination of the State's services which ensure compliance with state and federal civil rights laws and provide community-based personal care, housing, transportation, employment, health care, accessible technology, education, and family supports to Marylanders with disabilities. The State Disabilities Plan provides a framework for delivering, monitoring, and striving for improvement in these services. Progress is measured annually.

The final plan will be approved by the Interagency Disabilities Board, which is chaired by the Department of Disabilities and consists of representatives of the following State agencies: Department of Aging, Department of Commerce, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Health, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Human Services, Department of Labor, Department of Planning, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, the Division of Children and Youth of the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Department of Juvenile Services, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services,  and the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services.

Please complete the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan Stakeholder Survey and help guide the direction and priorities of the plan by clicking the below link. For questions, further information, or to request this information in an alternative format please email or call 410.767.3660.