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Support Broker Initial Certification Training December 21 and 22, 2017 in Baltimore

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is sponsoring a one and a half day Initial Support Broker Training on December 21 & 22, 2017 in Central Maryland for people who want to receive their certification to provide Support Broker services to those in the Self-Directed Service option of the Community Pathways Waiver. Those that are interested and …
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Register for a Statewide ABLE Launch Party near you!

Maryland ABLE launching on November 28th! Enrollment coming soon @ www.marylandable.org On November 28th, you’ll be able to open a Maryland ABLE account!  If you still have questions or would like a little extra help during the enrollment process, we’ll be making our way across the state to provide materials, answer questions about the Maryland ABLE program, …
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Community Pathways Waiver Renewal Application Posted for Public Review

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is pleased to announce that the Community Pathways Waiver Renewal federal application has been posted to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) website for public review from November 13 – December 12.     The goals for the Community Pathways Waiver include: Innovative service options aimed at providing supports that build on the …
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Employment First WEBINAR on Nov 17, 2017

Join us for November’s Employment First WEBINAR When:  Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST Where:   This is an online event. Get updates on Employment related initiatives, including upcoming Technical Assistance opportunities and next steps. Employment staff from Dove Pointe and SEEC will be joining us to talk about the importance …
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Developmental Disabilities Administration completes two-year rate setting study

The Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration released a report today following a two-year developmental disabilities service provider rate setting study. The rate study will allow the Developmental Disabilities Administration to move from a prospective to a reimbursement payment model and streamline the payment process. There are four major advantages of the system recommended …
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Able Act Presentation

You are invited to hear a presentation on the Maryland ABLE (Achieving A Better Life Experience) Program.  ABLE accounts are an innovate way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing means-tested benefits, such as SSI or Medicaid. A representative from Maryland ABLE will describe and answer questions about the program features, such as: Eligibility …
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Free Information Session on the NEW Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Program!

People with disabilities from Maryland can finally SAVE up to $100,000 without jeopardizing benefits such as SSI or Medicaid! The program is called ABLE, or Achieving a Better Life Experience. ABLE makes it easier than ever to save money to pay for all of your disability-related needs. Meet the Director of the Maryland ABLE program …
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Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar 11/20/17

The DDA is pleased to welcome Cindy L. Hay, MA to present a Webinar, “Overview – Autism Spectrum Disorder” on November 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Cindy Hay has a BA in Psychology/Sociology and MA in Research Psychology. She has extensive experience working with IDD adults and Dual Diagnoses. Much of her experience has also been …
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DDA Announcement from Adrienne Hollimon, Director of Nursing

Please see the memo from Adrienne Hollimon, Director of Nursing  by clicking below: The Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Clinical Review Memo Update

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Announcing 10 New TIP (Transforming and Improving Practices Through Customized Technical Assistance) Grantees!

The DD Council and Maryland Works, Inc. are awarding TIP (Transforming and Improving Practices Through Customized Technical Assistance) grants that total $96,405 to ten provider agencies, three of which are in rural regions of Maryland. The grants will fund technical assistance from subject matter experts so that people with developmental disabilities have improved employment outcomes …
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