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Maryland Food Bank – Thank You!

    To The SCI Team members from the Baltimore City catchment for volunteering your time and sweat on Saturday, October 30th! They were part of a team that processed 3800 pounds of food which equates to 3168 meals to hungry Marylanders.       From Left to Right on the photo with the yellow …
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Maryland Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program Survey

The Maryland Department of Health is considering some potential changes to the eligibility for Maryland’s  Medicaid Buy In also known as the Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) program.   EID allows individuals with disabilities to work and earn more without loss of Medicaid, in terms of eligibility, and a survey is being disseminated to obtain feedback …
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Employment First Webinar – Friday, Nov. 22

Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST Where:   This is an online event. Join us for our next Employment First Webinar as we discuss ongoing collaborative efforts between the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Please Note:  This session was rescheduled from the October 18 date.  If you already …
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Council Awards $250,000 in New and Continuation Grants

The Council recently funded two advocacy initiatives supporting training for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Council awarded $150,000 to Shared Support Maryland, Inc. for the project Expectations Matter: “My Life, My Plan, My Choice.” This initiative focuses on the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s person-centered planning (PCP) process. People with developmental disabilities should be informed and …
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Sprout Film Festival returns to Cheverly, Maryland

A quick note to make you aware that the Sprout Film Festival, showcasing short films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place in Cheverly, Maryland on Wednesday, October 16th. The festival, presented by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will take place at the Publick Playhouse – 5445 Landover Road Cheverly, MD. Check out …
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. (NDEAM) Throughout this month, we’ll share information, resources, and ideas for what you can do to support people with disabilities, businesses, and our communities in helping all people work.       Did you know….. The theme for this year, created by the Office of Disability …
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Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion To Community Employment

Vermont APSE is organizing a two-day National Organizational Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion to Community Employment, on October 21-22, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont. The event focuses on employment for individuals with disabilities. Hear from leaders who have aligned federal, state, and local systems and agencies to move from sheltered work to offer exceptional community-based employment supports.” The forum …
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SMRO- Governors Transitioning Youth Initiative – November 14, 2019

When:  Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT Where:  SMRO- DDA 312 Marshall Ave, #700 Laurel, MD 20707 Driving Directions Contact:  Developmental Disabilities Administration 301-362-5141 Transition is more than about just services; it’s also about values. The DDA has adopted an Employment First philosophy and seeks to align its service delivery …
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SMRO-Governors Transitioning Youth Initiative
November 13, 14 & 21, 2019 & December 10, 2019

When: November 13, 14 & 21, 2019  and December 10, 2019 from 4:00PM-6 :00PM Where:   SMRO- DDA 312 Marshall Ave, #700 Laurel, MD 20707 Driving Directions Contact:  Developmental Disabilities Administration 301-362-5141 Transition is more than about just services; it’s also about values. The DDA has adopted an Employment First philosophy and seeks to align its …
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Employment First Webinar – Oct. 18, 2019

When:  Friday, October 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT Where:  This is an online event. Join us for our next Employment First webinar as we discuss the ongoing collaborative efforts of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Jill Pierce (DORS) and Staci Jones (DDA) will …
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