SCI Community Updates
SCI Program Updates for 8/21/2020:
SCI Connect this week includes a link to a full list of at-home activities from Pathfinders for Autism. Their list features virtual calming centers, free coding for kids, along with information on the Cartooning Club: How to Draw, which is a YouTube channel specifically created to teach people how to draw using simple steps plus a link to DDA survey feedback on reopening day and employment as well as other concerns people are facing during this challenging time and other useful resources.
SCI Program Updates for 8/14/2020
This week in the SCI Connect we are sharing a reminder about the “We Got You Covered” campaign which provides all Marylanders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council in partnership with the California Developmental Disabilities Council created video conferencing guides in both English and Spanish. Our video of the week created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares helpful information about understanding risk factors for COVID-19.
SCI Program Updates for 8/7/2020:
As our time indoors extends, we are all seeking resources to help us adjust to a new way of living, especially for our children. This week in the SCI Connect we are sharing a few resources that we think will help as well as information for preparing for a hurricane during the pandemic.
SCI Program Updates for 7/31/2020:
This week in SCI Connect, Governor Hogan announced additional guidelines for wearing masks in Maryland and an out-of-state travel advisory. Included links to additional information as well as a refresher video from the CDC on wearing face coverings. Ideas for a fun family night?
SCI Program Updates for 7/24/2020:
Summer is certainly here! This week in the SCI Connect we are introducing (or reintroducing) you to Stephanie Thomas, who is a disability fashion stylist and author plus more virtual training.
SCI Program Updates for 7/17/2020:
SCI Connect has many more resources to share this week for you and your family: face coverings, person-centered family training plus more.
SCI Program Updates for 7/10/2020:
SCI Connect this week provides information on the Pathfinders for Autism organization’s virtual walk/run to be held in September. Meet Stacy who shares her personal story via her vlog plus the latest on COVID-19 testing sites.
SCI Program Updates for 7/1/2020:
In SCI CONNECT this week we are providing information on an upcoming art show sponsored by The Arc of Baltimore. Artists of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to participate. We continue to share information on COVID-19 including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 resource page for Visiting Beaches and Pools, the Pathfinders for Autism-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page along with essential information from the Maryland Department of Health.
SCI Program Updates for 6/26/2020:
Featured in this week’s SCI Connect are two upcoming webinars from the Kennedy Krieger Institute: Promoting Positive Mental Health Outcomes for Black Youth and Grief and Loss: Guiding and Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through the Experience. The video of the week, multi-sport athlete and Special Olympics Chief Inspiration Officer, Loretta Claiborne talks about the importance of self-advocacy.
SCI Program Updates for 6/19/2020:
The SCI Connect this week we are sharing a video, featuring LaMondre Pough, who talks about the importance of mental health during COVID-19. We found this video helpful and hope you will too. Find out more information about the Maryland contact tracing initiative for COVID-19. Also, a reminder of an upcoming webinar sponsored by the DDA and the Maryland Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families.
SCI Program Updates for 6/15/2020
See the latest updates on our COVID-19 Resource Guides page including Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions Updated June 11, 2020, New CDC Resource Guides and more!
SCI Program Updates for 6/13/2020
This weeks SCI Connect, we have even more information to share. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance on COVID-19 and people with disabilities. Upcoming webinar sponsored by the DDA and the Maryland Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families.
SCI Program Update 5/29/2020
This issue of SCI CONNECT we have a lot of information to share this week! We added information for NEW COVID-19 Testing Sites in Maryland, an updated FAQ guide from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) as well as a reminder that this is the last week to participate in our advocacy campaign.
SCI Program Update 5/23/2020
In the latest issue of SCI CONNECT Governor Larry Hogan reopens Maryland giving county executives the opportunity to remain closed; SCI operational status; and thanks to everyone who participated in our advocacy campaign last week!
SCI Program Update 5/19/2020
Participate in a local study from the comfort of your own home and Earn a $20 gift card from Amazon!
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 (if applicable) in a new study from Dr. Lazar and her team that explores the technology needs of people living with dementia and their care partners.
SCI Program Update 5/15/2020
Tell us Your Story! 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 families across the state. Of course, there are many ways to support the services and programs which support people with disabilities, and advocacy is an important one.
If you are interested in sharing your story to keep funding for community services in place? We want to hear from You!
SCI Program Update 5/14/2020
In the spirit of sharing and participation, this weeks of SCI Connect we are sharing information on a community study and an advocacy campaign. You may choose to participate in the study or share your story to advocate for an important cause.
SCI Program Update 5/8/2020
SCI Connect this week features sharing an inspirational story from our team members as well as informative videos and resources.
SCI Program Updates 4/30/2020
In this weeks edition of the SCI Connect, Maryland’s reopening plan plus fun family activities.
SCI Program Updates for 4/28/2020
Today’s communication includes information on Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, which is the state’s guide for reopening.
Some of these other guides include the National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors.
SCI Program Updates for 4/23/2020
Get the second edition of SCI Connect which offers activities and resources for keeping you and your family entertained.
SCI Program Updates for 4/17/2020
FAQ covers the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety for Families & Professionals Supporting People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
SCI Program Updates for 4/16/2020
Checkout the initial Issue of the SCI Connect Newsletter: A new resource and information guide from Service Coordination, Inc. (SCI).
SCI Program Updates for 4/10/2020
Looking for more information on Face Coverings? The CDC offers great tips for creating and cleaning face coverings.
SCI Program Updates for 4/7/2020
See the latest updates on our COVID-19 Resource Guides page including Coronavirus Rumor Control, New resource guide and more!
SCI Program Updates for 4/2/2020
Still have questions about the state issued Stay-at-Home order? MarylandDoIT offers a informative Q&A.
SCI Program Updates for 3/31/2020
The Senior Call Check program is a great service offered by Maryland Department of Aging! Share with family and friends!
SCI Program for 3/30/2020
See the latest updates on our COVID-19 Resource Guide including tips on mobile meetings, and more!
The Maryland Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Administration developed guidance to assist the delivery of community-based services in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
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.
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 both those we support and our team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. For both our Support Planning and CCS programs, visits and meetings are being held remotely, routine check-ins are being scheduled and resources are being compiled to support clear communication and guidance for those we support. In addition, our programs have established coverage plans should our workforce be reduced due to COVID-19.
Along with the state and health organizations, we continue to monitor the matter and will share updates as they become available. If you have questions or need additional resources, please continue to reach out to your SCI Service Coordinator or SCI Supports Planner.
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SCI Program Updates for 3/18/2020
SCI is a community-based organization. We remain committed to the community, sharing as much information as possible and providing services that continue to connect people with the assistance they need.
The COVID-19 virus is disrupting our daily routines, and we are all concerned. However, by sharing information and staying connected, we can help to reduce the spread of this virus. Please continue to contact us through your current connections with SCI Team Members. For additional information, please contact us 888-240-6835 or email us (email@example.com). Stay well and let’s stay connected.