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Help the Council decide where to focus our time, energy, and financial resources in the next 5 years! Take a few minutes to complete our Five Year State Plan Survey, and then forward the survey to advocates, people with developmental disabilities and their families. Your experiences and opinions matter! The survey will be open through July 31st.

May 12th, Governor Hogan signed bills to establish the ABLE program and the Saylor Alliance, both of which the Council helped guide to passage.
ABLE will help people with disabilities and their families save for disability-related expenses while the Saylor Alliance Fact Sheet will focus on training law enforcement and other sectors.

Find good news in our latest issue of Highlights, the Council’s 2014 Annual Report!

Maryland’s Final HCBS Transition Plan Transition Plan FINAL

Council Announces – Education and Training Event Sponsorships. More Info

New Resource to Support Advocates with
HCBS RuleNew website

2015 LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW

Key legislation that passed and overview of budget issues impacting access to services: 2015 Legislative Overview

 SAVE-THE-DATE

MDSibs.com Launched! Save the Date for October 17, 2015! For the first time, we are bringing together siblings of people with developmental disabilities and others that care about sibling issues in a one-day conference. Join us to meet, connect and learn about siblings of all ages across the State of Maryland. MDSibs2015

Thursday May 28th Join Shared Support for a highly participatory workshop providing new skills, insights, and energy for your own advocacy! Download the flyer here: Leadership in Advocacy Flyer ~ May 28, 2015

Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute Think College! June 15 & 16th

June 16-17 at the BWI Marriott The Developmental Disabilities Administration 1st Annual Conference on Quality


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