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DDA Update on COVID-19

When:  Starting Friday, March 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT Where:  This is an online event. Phone in option provided when you register. Please join the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Deputy Secretary Simons for weekly updates. Starting Friday, March 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. weekly updates will be held each Friday through April 17. There …
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SCI Community Updates

SCI Program Updates for 3/27/2020 Thank you Wisconsin  Board for People with Developmental Disabilities for creating this informative video, Coronavirus Tips for Staying Healthy. View video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Yl-BesvDw SCI Program Updates for 3/23/2020 As advised by MDH and DDA, SCI has adjusted how case manager responsibilities are carried out to support the health and safety of …
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2020 Census Maryland

For more information about the census, visit: 2020 Census Maryland.

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Update: How to Report Neglect and Abuse

The DDA does not tolerate the abuse, maltreatment or neglect of people in services. If you experience, witness, or suspect abuse or neglect, please report it. For more information about reporting abuse, visit: bit.ly/DDAReportAbuse.

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Council Funds Creation of Higher Education Hub

Technical Assistance Hub for Postsecondary Education Opportunities Center for Transition and Career Innovation, University of Maryland – College Park   People with developmental disabilities want and need to attend college, yet access and opportunity remains a challenge. To address this, the Council is thrilled to announce funding to the Technical Assistance Hub for Postsecondary Education Opportunities. …
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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month March 1 – March 30, 2020 #DDawareness2020 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they …
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Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature, February 12, 2020

Close to 2,000 Marylanders, including 900 in person and 1,000 online, participated in the 2020 Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature, hosted by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition. The theme this year was “AccountAbility Matters”. Rachel London, Council Executive Director, stated “By being here today, you’ve shown that we turned our shared values – that …
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SCI attends Maryland Disabilities Day!

Several SCI Team Members attended Developmental Disabilities (DD) Day at the Maryland Legislature.  DD Day is an opportunity for advocates to influence policy. This year, over 900 advocates attended the event.  The group heard from leaders of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition, members of state department leadership and legislators on the proposed state budget for …
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Every five years the Council identifies ways to make a positive difference in the lives of those with developmental disabilities and their families. This survey will help us plan for our work to support people with developmental disabilities be included and meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. Mission The Council’s mission is to advance …
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The DDA Educational Series Webinar Recordings

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)’s Employment First Community of Practice  (CoP) webinar series is structured to augment the technical assistance areas of primary focus in Employment First systems change (Capacity Building, Provider Transformation, School-to-Work Transition, Employer Engagement, and Policy/Funding Alignment). CoP participants hear from national subject matter experts (SMEs) presenting information and resources to support Employment First efforts. January’s …
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