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DD Action Night in Annapolis

Over 400 people attended, crowding into senate offices, dropping off personal stories, and spreading their message considering the minimum wage bill that passed out of the House and is now in the hands of the Senate.

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URGENT ACTION ALERT ON MINIMUM WAGE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!

Last evening (March 24th, 2019), the Senate passed the minimum wage bill with rate increases for DD services that are a good bit higher than those passed by the House of Delegates. The Senate passed increases for FY 21-26 with rate increases at 5%, 5%, 4.5%, 4%, 4% and 3%, as compared to the House, …
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March is Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to …
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Advocacy Night this Monday in Annapolis!!

We wanted to let you know that MACS and our advocacy partners are organizing a “Developmental Disabilities Action Night” this Monday, MARCH 4th, from 3-8 pm.  Please note that attendees do not need to be there the entire time listed. The location will be the Senate Miller East 1 and 2 Reception Room. Please note …
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Sibling Conference

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT! Sibs 2019: Connecting. Listening. Learning. Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM The Hotel at Arundel Preserve Back by popular demand, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council has partnered with the District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council to host Sibs 2019 to help siblings of all ages and …
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Community of Practice Supporting Families- Charting the LifeCourse

The Maryland Community of Practice (CoP) Statewide Leadership Team’s next quarterly meeting is on Feb. 26 at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Amy Milar, supporting families statewide initiative coordinator from the Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Disabilities will share how Pennsylvania has embraced the principles of Charting the LifeCourse Framework (CtLC) to better support …
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Employment First Webinar – Work Incentives on Feb. 15

When:  Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Where:  This is an online event. Register and join us for the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) February Employment First webinar. Staci Jones, DDA’s employment services coordinator, will be joined by David Mitchell, program director with Independence Now, Inc. David, a certified benefits counselor, will present on work incentives and talk through some of the common fears about …
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Legislative Session 2019

            Bills that Affect People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families How to Stay Informed: Council 2019 Legislative Activity The 2019 legislative session is underway. Each week of the session, we publish a list of bills we are monitoring and those that are a priority with links to the bills, …
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DD Day Registration

Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature February 13 Registration is now open! Registration is now open for this year’s DD Day! Join hundreds of fellow advocates February 13 and meet with your legislators to ensure your voice is heard. The Developmental Disabilities Coalition will be holding a briefing on the top legislative and budgetary issues …
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PLANNING NOW available! A Futures and Estate Planning Guide for Families of Children and Adults with Disabilities

An updated version is now available! Planning Now is a comprehensive, easy to use futures and estate planning guide for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Future & estates planning includes envisioning a desired future for your child. Topics covered include financial and healthcare benefits, wills, trusts, tax considerations, financial planning, and others. …
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