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Video about People having Meaningful Days when not Working. To participate in the pre-proposal information conference call scheduled for July 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm, please email Faye Bell-Boulware at fayeb@md-council.org or call her at 410-767-6249. Please click here for additional information.

Now through July 31— you are invited to participate in a research study investigating the accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities. Conducted with the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC) and ADA National Network, the purpose is to improve understanding of the accessibility of public transportation to make improvements at regional and national levels. The study will examine the experience of public transportation from the perspective of people with disabilities across the nation.

Stay connected with Council Connection! In our June edition we respond to the Warner Brothers movie Me Before You–with commentary from people with disabilities and family members. Also, find a teaser on the launch of our 3rd annual photo contest–Check it out!

The LEAD Center’s Policy Update — Employment, Health Care and Disability has information about relevant updates regarding Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, with a focus on improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, a new HCBS toolkit from the HCBS Advocacy Coalition, and newly released StatsRRTC Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and more.

Side by Side: Providing child care for children with disabilities alongside typically-developing peers
View and share inclusive child care videos, a part of our ongoing efforts to increase access to child care for children with disabilities.

SAVE THE DATE

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is hosting a series of webinars to inform ALL stakeholders of proposed changes to the Community Pathways Waiver  and to ask for your input via a link to a survey that will be a part of each webinar. Registration links are now available for Employment & Day Services. Learn more and access registration here. 
EMPLOYMENT & DAY SERVICES:
August 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
August 5, 10:00 -12:00 p.m.
August 6, 10:00 -12:00 p.m.
BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS & NURSING SERVICES
August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
August 19, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
August 20 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
SUPPORT SERVICES Pt. 1
August 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
August 26, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
August 27, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
SUPPORT SERVICES Pt. 2
August 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 2, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
September 3, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
September 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 9, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
September 10, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m

July 31- August 2, 2016 Register now for Reinventing Quality in Baltimore- This year’s theme is Assuring Quality Lives for Everyone: Moving from the Why to the How.July 26, Register now for the 26th Anniversary ADA Event sponsored by the MD Department of Disabilities. The keynote is Haben Girma, a nationally acclaimed access and inclusion advocate. The first Deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben champions equal access to information and technology for people with disabilities.

September 10 — SAVE THE DATE! People on the Go MD (POG) will host an advocacy themed conference for people with developmental disabilities. Stay tuned for registration information.

September 13 – 14 23RD ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC ADA UPDATE CONFERENCE Hilton Baltimore 401 West Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Register now!

September 24 The 2016 Diamonds in the Rough Conference–A  full day conference especially for parents of students with disabilities. Topic:  “Using the ‘P’ Word: Identifying and Developing Potential” with a keynote: “College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong.” Register now!

October 13 – 14 The 16th Annual Autism Conference in Timonium– For educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and other healthcare professionals hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Register now!

Building the Future, Now! If you missed these webinars find links here:

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE): New Opportunities to Save for Disability-Related Expenses

Post Secondary Options for Transitioning Youth and a comprehensive FAQ’s generated from the webinar!

Making Inclusive Child Care a Reality

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