MAX Association had its inception in the spring of 1993 when Montgomery County MH/MR/D&A provider agencies met to discuss the feasibility of merging several smaller provider groups into one. The purpose of this merger was to coordinate and improve communications and networking, staff training, interaction with government agencies, and enhance services to individuals with disabilities. On October 13, 1993, Montgomery County MH/MR/D&A service providers met at the Holiday Inn in King of Prussia in a day long retreat to plan the Montgomery County Association for Excellence (MAX). MAX was officially incorporated in June of 2002.
In 2008, MAX was approached by the Forum, a provider group from Delaware County, with a request to unite to form a regional association. As a regional association, MAX now serves over 45 provider agencies offering supports for people with Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health and Drug and Alcohol services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
To better reflect its regional status, MAX is now an acronym for Moving Agencies Toward EXcellence.