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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 and is also available en Espanol!

Governor Hogan signed bills to move two important issues forward in Maryland, both of which the Council helped guide to passage. One ensures an ABLE program will be established in Maryland to help people save for disability-related expenses.The Saylor Alliance will focus on training law enforcement and other sectors. Both will be housed at the Maryland Department of Disabilities (DOD).

Find good news in our latest issue of Highlights, the Council’s 2014 Annual Report! AND terrific resources/info for families & those supporting children and transitioning youth in our June issue of Council Connections!

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

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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