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POG Virtual Trainings

        Voting in 2020: Changes, Updates and Rights Training Presenters Tracy Wright – Voter Rights Advocate Disability Rights Maryland Cheryl Gottlieb – Regional Advocacy Specialist Developmental Disabilities Administration Topics Important Dates and Resources Rights and Responsibilities Navigating the Ballot Important Ballot Process and Procedures When: Friday, May 22, 2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 …
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SHARE YOUR STORY, PROTECT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

For more than 35 years, Service Coordination Inc. (SCI), has strongly advocated for the people, families and communities we serve. We recently learned of possible cuts to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) funding for community services in the upcoming state fiscal year 2021 budget. These cuts directly threaten the services and workforce dedicated to supporting …
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Earn a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Participate in a local study from the comfort of your own home! We are excited to announce a new partnership between Service Coordination, Inc. (SCI) and the University of Maryland’s professor Dr. Amanda Lazar.   In support of this partnership, SCI invites you to participate in a new study from Dr. Lazar and her team …
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Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

We hope you and your family members are well. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and as a result, it is a very difficult and frightening time for all of us. Families caring for their family members with developmental disabilities in their homes, and families restricted from seeing their loved ones are faced with …
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REOPENING MARYLAND

The blueprint for reopening the state, Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery offers four building blocks or phases for starting again.  As noted in the guide, Governor Hogan has laid out the Four Building Blocks that are necessary for the State to move towards recovery. These include: (1) procuring sufficient personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare …
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Maryland’s Coronavirus Rumor Control Webpage – Help needed!

As we continue to respond the Coronavirus crisis, there are MANY rumors and misinformation that is shared; it is hard to know what is fact and what is not. Last week, we informed you of fraudulent scams our federal partners are uncovering, and unfortunately, emergencies also lead to rumors. Our team has been tracking these …
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COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption to daily life. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with The Arc Maryland, published a plain language booklet to help people with developmental disabilities manage the uncertainty of this time. For more plain language resources, and information from trusted sources, click the link below: COVID-19 Resources

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Legislation Affecting People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

      The Legislative Overview highlights some of the many important budgets and bills that were critical to people with developmental disabilities and their families during the 2020 legislative session. The 2020 legislative session adjourned early on March 18th – the first time since the Civil War. The shortened schedule led legislative leaders to …
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DDA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

The  Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) developed guidance to assist the delivery of community-based services in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The DDA is working with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) to support our Community Providers during this challenging time. We are committed to providing the information, tools, …
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DDA Update on COVID-19

When:  Starting Friday, March 20, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 12:00 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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