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December Employment First Webinar: Using Assistive Technology

Register and join us for DDA’s December Employment First webinar. Staci Jones, DDA’s  Employment Services Coordinator, will be joined by The Arc of Baltimore’s Director of Assistive Technology & Information Systems, Daphi Steffin. During the webinar, participants will hear all about what Assistive Technology is, how it can be accessed and how it can be used when …
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Developmental Disabilities Administration Employment First Webinar – Dec 21, 2018

When:  Friday, December 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST Where:  This is an online event. Register and join us for DDA’s December Employment First webinar. Staci Jones, DDA’s  Employment Services Coordinator, will be joined by The Arc of Baltimore’s Director of Assistive Technology & Information Systems, Daphi Steffin.  Daphi will share all about what …
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Action Alert

Please Tell Congress: Fund the “Money Follows the Person” Program through the IMPROVE Act Congress is expected to vote this week on the future of the “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) program. MFP has helped more than 88,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities move into a setting of their choice, and has helped 44 states improve …
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Stakeholders Meeting

Supported Decision-Making Stakeholders Meeting Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) invites people with disabilities, their supporters, providers, and others to meet and discuss supported decision-making (SDM). SDM is a process by which people pick others who they know and trust to assist them in making, communicating, and effectuating decisions. It is gaining traction as a legal alternative to …
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Maryland Medicaid to Cover Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants for Adults

Since July 1, Maryland Medicaid now covers hearing aids and cochlear implants for adults, which were previously only provided under Medicaid to children (under 21 years old). On October 12, Maryland finalized the regulation governing how these items will be covered (available in the Maryland Register here). In contrast to the proposed regulation, people for whom …
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BRAVE Speakers Needed!!

June 4, 2019 Towson University Are you a Marylander with intellectual or developmental disabilities? 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 intellectual or developmental disabilities who may be interested in …
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Emergency Preparedness Planning for People with Disabilities

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. CEU recipients must attend the entire session. Where: Heritage Crest 6670 Roberts Ct. Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Creating an emergency preparedness plan is important for everyone, and often requires additional resources when planning for a person with a …
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VETERAN & FIRST RESPONDER PTSD Event

SCI will be attending two Veterans event on October 20, 2018 In partnership with Operation Engage America and The Town of Boonsboro, Maryland. Public Event 10 am – 4 pm @ Shaffer Park, no entry fee, no fee for ride either. Providing resources for Military, Fire, EMS and Police. Presented by AHMA, OEA & Town …
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It’s Your Right..

A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Voters with Mental Disabilities and Advocates The guide was written by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network Legal Director & Director of Public Policy Samantha Crane and Policy Analyst Kelly Israel; Bazelon Center Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Jennifer Mathis and Senior Staff Attorney Lewis Bossing; National Disability Rights Network Disability Advocacy Specialist …
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM

SCI & The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate the community about disability employment issues as well as celebrate and highlight accomplishments related to disability employment. Throughout the month, SCI and DDA will be engaging in a social media campaign …
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