Current Issues

THE ARC MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE RECAP

The Maryland General Assembly completed their 2017 session at midnight on April 10. For The Arc Maryland, the 2017 Legislative Session was both extremely busy and successful! Key bills of our Public Policy Platform were passed by the General Assembly and have been signed into law by Governor Hogan. We could not have accomplished as much as we did without the support of our chapters and grassroots members! Without the over 700 attendees for DD Day, and all the individuals who testified, we would not have had as productive session as we had!

Read the 2017 Legislative Wrap Up

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES HIS FY18 DDA BUDGET

Governor Hogan released his FY 2018 Proposed Operating Budget on January 18, 2017.  The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Budget includes: Read more…

2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES
This year’s legislative session is presenting many issues and proposed legislation that The Arc Baltimore is actively monitoring and advocating on to protect and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Our priorities include:

  • Funding for Community Programs
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiting List
  • Transitioning Youth
  • Education & Children’s Services
  • Employment
  • Affordable Housing
  • Civil Rights

View The Arc Maryland’s 2017 Public Policy Platform, supported by The Arc Baltimore, that elaborates on all seven priorities.


ADVOCACY NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS

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LEARNING YOUR WAY AROUND THE PROCESS

The State of Maryland provides great materials to help people who are new to the system. We recommend some of these references.