Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Join the Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at noon.

This webinar series is facilitated by Mary Anne Kane-Breschi, both the parent of a young woman with multiple disabilities and the Director of Family Supports for the DDA. Utilizing the principles and tools of Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework, Mary Anne, along with special guests and subject matter experts will address different topics and areas of concern, such as Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) on September 30 and Person Centered Planning Training on October 14. The topic for the October 28 webinar will be announced shortly.

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The Arc Maryland Awards and Annual Meeting

The Arc Maryland Awards and Annual Meeting will be held on September 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. Registration is now open! This year the celebration will be virtual. Register by September 4 to receive the event participation package.

The Arc Maryland Awards and Annual Meeting will be a celebration to honor the advocates, professionals, and volunteers who lead the charge in creating a world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities!

You can participate in the virtual night of celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. If you need assistance to participate, please contact Luc Chausse or Arylon Brooks, or call 410-571-9320 and leave a message.

Register for The Arc Maryland Awards and Annual Meeting!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Voting in Maryland

For your information, see below for Step-by-Step Guide to Voting in Maryland. This guide, produced by Independence Now: A Center for Independent Living, provides information on in-person and mail-in voting, and voter registration, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Join the Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at noon.

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I AM — Independence Amplified Maryland: Live Stream

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I AM Maryland presents a live stream on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The live stream can be viewed later on YouTube. Register here. 

The presenter, Gail Godwin, Executive Director of Shared Support Maryland, will share about Shared Support Maryland’s services and programs. Gail will also share about their collaborative initiative with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and Centers for Independent Living–Expectations Matter ~ My Life, My Plan, My Choice!!

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Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Please join the Maryland Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at noon. The topic is “Reopening: Things to Consider.”

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This webinar is facilitated by Mary Anne Kane Breschi, Parent and DDA’s Director of Family Supports. Guests will include:

  • Bernard Simons, DDA, Deputy Secretary
  • Nicholas Burton, DDA, Central Regional Director
  • Shawn Kros, CEO, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
  • Kimberly Marchman, Parent

The next webinar in this series is: Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at noon.

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I AM — Independence Amplified Maryland: Recreation Opportunities

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Independence Amplified Maryland (I AM), a program of Maryland Centers for Independent Living, will host a discussion on Racism at the Intersection of Disability, Diversity, and Intersectionality on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. To register for the free Zoom event, visit the Maryland Center for Independent Living registration page.

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Community Conversations: Special Education During the Pandemic

Community Conversations: Special Education During the Pandemic

Join The Arc Maryland on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 7 p.m. for Community Conversations: Special Education During the Pandemic. Family members of students receiving special education services and supports and other stakeholders across Maryland are invited to join this virtual Community Conversation. Click here to register.

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Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride: Livestream

TransCen Career and Workplace Development, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center are proud to be among the sponsors of:

ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride

July 23, 2020

7-9:15 p.m. EST

Visit eventbrite to register for this event. This free event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) will be streamed on:

  • YouTube
  • Facebook Live

Actor and activist Danny Woodburn will host the celebration that will feature performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers, and storytellers with disabilities. Disability rights leaders, including Senator Tom Harkin, Judy Heumann, Governor Tom Ridge, Tony Coehleo, and Marlee Matlin, will speak at the event.

Join the event to mark the 30th Anniversary of the landmark civil rights legislation that has enhanced inclusion and access for millions of Americans.

TransCen and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center join lead sponsor AT&T as well as:

  • The Ability Center
  • Bus Door Films
  • Deraney PR
  • Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
  • EIN SOF Communications
  • Exceptional Minds
  • Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films
  • Kessler Foundation
  • Lights! Camera! Access!
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  • Mulberry Tree Group
  • Point 360
  • The Sign Language Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • Woman of Her Word
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Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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On Wednesday, July 22nd, at noon, the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the MD Community of Practice for Supporting Families will present the webinar: Building Partnerships. The webinar is part of the Supporting Families Webinar Series.

The webinar is facilitated by Mary Anne Kane Breschi, Parent and DDA’s Director of Family Supports. Cindy Kaufman, Sibling and Director of Strategic Operations at SEEC will be her guest. Mary Anne and Cindy will discuss the importance of building strong partnerships between community providers and the families of people they support. When providers and families work together the person they care about and serve is better served and more likely to thrive! Learn about SEEC’s challenge, as well as their innovative solutions, for example, their Parent Think Team to strengthen their partnership with families in an effort to better support the people they serve.

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