The Council and The Arc Maryland have finished the 2016 Building the Future, Now! webinar series. Missed them or want a review? Click on the recorded webinars and the PowerPoint presentations below. You’ll be asked to “register” to access the recording, but that just gains you access.

Part 1: Everything You Wanted to Know about DDA, but Were Afraid to Ask.

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Review a comprehensive Q & A generated from the webinar participants

Part 2: You’re Approved for DDA Services: What’s Next?
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Part 3: Employment First: New Opportunities, Dispelling Myths & Misconceptions.
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Building the Future, Now! 2015 series: If you missed these webinars from last fall, find links here:

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

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

3. Making Inclusive Child Care a Reality

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.


Hold the Date: January 27, 2017 for a symposium in Annapolis on Advocating For Children & Families Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (FASD). Registration opens soon.

December 5 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is sponsoring a webinar facilitated by Edward Willard, Director of Advocacy Supports. The webinar is for all stakeholders especially family members as he shares the history, the reason DDA built in the Advocacy Supports Team and the importance this has for people receiving services. Willard will discuss the rationale of this team and why they set out to work only with people in service. Learn about the upcoming “Information Sessions” and the intent to give information directly to people who receive services, in a way they understand. Meet each Regional Advocacy Specialist as they introduce themselves and speak about their area of expertise. Register now, here.

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