Director, Project DOCC
Maggie Hoffman is co-founder and the director of Project DOCC - Delivery of Chronic Care. In this unique medical education program, parents of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions teach doctors and other health professionals about living with illness and disability in their communities. Project DOCC’s pediatric program is in 28 academic medical centers across the United States and in Australia. Maggie is a founder and member of the New York Self-Determination Coalition (nyselfd). NYSELFD promotes self-determined lives for individuals with developmental disabilities. Maggie co-founded the Long Island Network for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs, a coalition of medical and education professionals, parents, and representatives from government agencies addressing gaps in services for families on Long Island. She founded New Survivors, a peer support group for parents of children with special needs. Maggie coordinated special projects for the Developmental Disabilities Institute, Huntington, New York, such as resource fairs and parent-to-parent connections. In Minnesota at the ARC of Olmsted County, Maggie led parent support groups and facilitated transitions home from neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). She spent 6 years as the family-centered care specialist (for Pediatrics and Geriatrics) at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.