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Advocacy & Training Opportunities

ADVOCATING FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE – Residential Services Discussion – for Self Advocates

Information Session: Residential Services Discussion with Self Advocates 2016 When Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where:  Arc of Montgomery County 11600 Nebel Street Rockville, MD 20852     The Advocacy Supports Team is offering information sessions, for people in services, to promote advocacy toward a meaningful life, …
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Small Grants and Event Sponsorships Funds Available

Did you know that the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Funds Small Grants and Education and Training Events? What is a Small Grant? Small Grants support initiatives and activities that are consistent with the Council’s mission and will have an impact that lasts beyond the period of time the grant is funded.  Activities must benefit more …
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LifeCourse in Action: MD CoP Event

When: Wednesday, June 14 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: The Meeting House, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center 5885 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 If you think supports for families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be expanded and improved across the lifespan, then the LifeCourse in Action: MD Community of Practice (CoP) …
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DDA Low Intensity Support Services

Applications accepted May 1 – June 30, 2017 The Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Low Intensity Support Services program (LISS) offers low- level funding up to $2000 designed to improve an individual and/or family’s quality of life, increase or maintain independence, and enhance community integration. Some examples of what LISS funds may be used for include: Assistive …
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Cultivating Youth Leadership and Self-Advocacy through the Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio

The Council is pleased to announce that it will fund training and technical assistance by Tilson & Diaz Solutions, Inc. to provide transition professionals from school systems in Caroline, Carroll, and Anne Arundel counties with tools to help students increase their self-advocacy skills and become actively engaged in the development and use of Digital Transition …
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Brave In The Attempt

June 7, 2017 Towson University Are you a Marylander with an intellectual or developmental disability? Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to be a role model for future generations? Are you a case manager, service provider, or family member for an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability who may be …
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Health Risk Screening Tool Phase 2 Implementation

Phase 2 of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) will be implemented beginning February 1, 2017. The next group of individuals to be screened will be those in Day Habilitation and Personal Supports. Those who have already been screened in Residential Habilitation and Self­Directed Services and are also attending Day Habilitation will not need a …
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Webinar Information Now Available

If you missed the Building the Future, Now! webinar series sponsored by The Council and The Arc Maryland – or need a refresher on the information you heard – check out the links below for the PowerPoint presentations, recordings and FAQs! Part 1: Everything You Wanted to Know about DDA, but Were Afraid to Ask. …
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