The Maryland Self Directed Services Advocacy Network— Participants, Families, Friends, and Independent Support Brokers for Self-Directed Services.
To empower people with developmental disabilities to achieve purposeful and fulfilling lives through Self-Direction Services.
We accomplish our Mission in the following ways:
- By assisting and promoting both self-advocacy and facilitated advocacy from family and friends.
- By informing the larger community, including government administrators and elected officials, about the nature and benefits of authentic self-direction– and by advocating for participants’ rights to authentic, individualized and genuinely person-centered plans.
- By working cooperatively with Maryland’s DDA, the Center for Medicaid Services, and elected officials to use resources wisely as well as to maintain and improve services for Self-Directed participants.
- By providing a platform where SDAN members can celebrate achievements, arrange formal and informal social gatherings, learn about issues that affect Self-Directed participants, share resources, exchange information and ideas, and work together to solve problems.