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Devastating Changes Proposed to Medicaid Action Needed The Senate Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill on Monday at 2:00 p.m.  This is the latest attempt to make deep and devastating cuts to Medicaid. Among other things, the bill will eliminate the requirement that preexisting conditions be covered. Maryland is projected …
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Federal Threats: need stories about how services help people with disabilities

A national HCBS Advocacy Coalition is trying to prevent weakening the HCBS rule which they believe is threatened by lobbying from certain groups.  They are asking for stories from people who get services about how home and community based services help them, improve lives and why they are a good thing.  Pictures would be great.  …
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From the MACS…

On 9/20/2017 we participated in a national conference call with Maryland’s US Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen— they are issuing a red alert on the bill and urging all of us to weigh in.  As you may have heard, Governor Hogan spoke out against the bill today.  Estimates about the harm to Maryland include a $2.1 billion …
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From the MACS…

Another bill to repeal the ACA is underway and is quickly gaining momentum. Sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and supported by Senator John McCain, the bill would convert the Medicaid program into a per capita cap program, block grant and then eliminate Medicaid expansion, give states the authority to permit insurers …
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WEBINAR – Prader Willi Syndome Overview – 10/18/17

When:   Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where:  This is an online event. The DDA is pleased to welcome Cindy L. Hay, MA to present a Webinar with an Overview of Prader Willi Syndrome.  Cindy L. Hay, MA has a BA in Psychology/Sociology and MA in Research Psychology. …
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DDA EMPLOYMENT FIRST NEWSLETTER

Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community. Under the Employment First approach, community-based, integrated employment is the first option for employment services for youth and adults with significant disabilities. Link to Employment First Newsletter Employment First Updates 9-2017 Employment First …
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CCS – Webinar “Overview of MD’s Affordable Housing Initiatives for Individuals w/ Disabilities” 9/26

When:   Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where:  This is an online event. This Webinar, “Overview of MD’s Affordable Housing Initiatives for Individuals with Disabilities” is scheduled for September 26, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  The presentation will review MD’s affordable housing initiatives for individuals …
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Here’s what’s Happening at DDA!

The Developmental Disabilities Administration would like to update you on the next steps related to the Community Pathways Waiver Renewal application and service definitions . The Community Pathways Waiver Renewal application will be posted on the DDA’s website in September 2017 Information Session on the Community Pathways Waiver Renewal application will be held across the …
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DDA Community Supports Waiver Public Comment Period

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is pleased to announce that the Community Supports Waiver federal application has been posted to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) website for public review.  The Community Supports Waiver program will provide supports to individuals with developmental disabilities on the DDA Waiting List. The goals of the new Community Supports …
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Community Supports Waiver Announcement and Important Dates

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is pleased to announce the development of a new Community Supports Waiver program. The Community Supports Waiver program will provide individual and family supports for persons with developmental disabilities on the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Waiting List.  The goals of this new program includes providing: (1) Innovative service options …
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