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Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Spring 2018 TY Fair

Muna Elias‑Abass​ represented SCI at the BCPS Spring TY Fair. This event was very well attended with 350-400 students, parents and schools and 38 vendors from community providers to employment and trade schools.    

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Frederick Running Festival

Tucked away in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the Frederick Running Festival is one of the hidden gems of the running community. Now in its 16th year, the festival features four races, which all finish at the Frederick Fairgrounds.  Runners can experience a big-time race with small town charm in the suburbs of Maryland. Team …
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In the Community – Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Presentation

The DDA briefed the proposed new General & Administrative Cost Components to the MACS May 10, 2018. Above is an example of what is proposed for Community Living for Group Homes. More information is available in the full presentation, HERE. Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Presentation The DDA leadership presented information to the MACS …
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Supporting Families – Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Presentation

The DDA’s Deputy Secretary Bernard Simons and Director of Family Supports Mary Anne Kane Breschi presented at the MSDE, Division of Special Education, for the Early Intervention Services Family Support State Professional Development Conference on Maryland’s Community of Practice (CoP) and Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) Framework May 8, 2018. Deputy Secretary Simons provided the history, …
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DDA grant will create inclusive higher education program.

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the allocation of $250,000 to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) for a grant that will create an inclusive higher education program for students with developmental disabilities. The grant was awarded to Coopin State University. “This grant further helps us meet our goal to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities—starting …
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TY Resource Fairs & Events Recap

SCI Team members participated in several Ty Fairs and similar events throughout the state during the months of March and April. These events allow us to get out in the community and promote our programs and services. Garrett and Allegany Counties:  The past few weeks have been very busy in Garrett and Allegany Counties. Garrett …
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Apply to be a Member of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Be a Part of an Organization that makes a Difference in the Lives of Maryland Residents with Developmental Disabilities and their Families The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking applications from potential members to fill several membership slots that will be open in June of 2019. For this recruitment cycle, applications will be accepted through …
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DDA Employment First Webinars – Supported Decision Making

Joining us for our May Employment First webinar is Megan Rusciano, a staff attorney with Disability Rights Maryland. Megan will be discussing alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision making. These are important discussions as we support people to become participating members of their communities. Date: Friday, May 18, 10:00am-12:00pm  Click here to register for this webinar. …
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Brave in the Attempt

Join the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Special Olympics Maryland, and V-LINC, Inc. for The Second Annual Brave in the Attempt Talks Transform June 6, 2018 Towson University University Union, Third Floor Chesapeake Room 281 University Ave Towson, MD 21204 When have you taken a risk to be your best self? How have you transformed? …
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Here it is! The “Fan Favorite” of the Council’s Story/Photo Contest!

Here it is! The story/photo that received the most likes in the “Fan Favorite” portion of our contest!  Congratulations to Tracy and Jake Smith and to everyone who participated and voted–you all helped us spread the Expectations Matter message to almost 6,000 people! To read more about the campaign and for resources about how expectations …
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