MDOD Key Accomplishments
  • Maryland State Disabilities Plan 

    Annually evaluates disability initiatives across all state departments and measures the outcomes of all programs and services serving people with disabilities.

  • Transportation

    Partners with the State Department of Transportation to assure continuous improvement to paratransit, fixed route and mobility systems

  • Employment 

    Maryland was one of five states and one collaborative to be awarded a 5-year, $31 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Promoting the Readiness of Minors on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), PROMISE.  Recruitment of over 2,000 Maryland youth on SSI began in March 2014, in support of Maryland's  5-year, $31 million research  grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Promoting the Readiness of Minors on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), PROMISE, awarded in October 2013.

  • Long-term Services​

    Developed a curriculum and presentation for state agencies, school systems and private organizations focused on developing accessible documents and social media. We hosted our first training on this topic in 2014

  • Assistive Technology 

    Secured federal and foundation funding to sustain the Assistive Technology Loan Program for 17 additional years.

  • Mental Health 

    Helped secure a $13.5 million federal Mental Health Transformation Grant to improve the delivery of mental health services in Maryland.

  • Housing 

    MDOD developed the MD 811 Housing Registry.  The registry is an online system used by MDOD to accept and manage applications for the program. We began accepting applications in November of 2014 and currently have over 600 applicants.  The MD 811 program will produce approximately 150 units affordable to individuals with disabilities who are very low-income and receive Medicaid funded services.  MDOD , in partnership with DHCD and DHMH, administers the program. The first units will be available in late 2015 or early 2016.

  • Emergency Preparedness 

    Choreographs a multi-pronged preparedness program for citizens with disabilities, including regional conferences for individuals, first responders, employers, service providers, caregivers and advocates.​