The Arc Maryland congratulates Carol Beatty, Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County, in her new appointment as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD).
Wednesday, February 11, Governor Hogan announced the selection of Carol Beatty, Executive Director of The Arc Howard County, as the Secretary for the Dept of Disabilities. Executive Director Cristy Marchand remarked: "Wonderful news for people with disabilities, especially with Carol’s expertise and passion of employment and community life. Congratulations!" To read the Governor's announcement, please click http://governor.maryland.gov/2015/02/11/governor-larry-hogan-announces-additional-members-of-administration/
DDA Community Pathways Waiver Feedback 2015 Report and presentations are available:
Attachment 1. State_Strategies_DD_Eligibility.pdfAttachment 1. State_Strategies_DD_Eligibility.pdf
Attachment 2. Shared Living Guide (5-2011).pdfAttachment 2. Shared Living Guide (5-2011).pdf
Attachment 3. CIB-09-16-2011.pdf
Attachment 4. MD Findings and Observations Final.pdf
Attachment 5. Caring Families...pdf
Attachment 6. CMS Olmstead housing resources.pdf
Governor Hogan releases FY 2016 Budget. The FY 2016 budget allocates $1.02 billion for DDA, up 8 percent over last year. For the full budget presentation, please click Maryland-budget-presentation (1).pdf. Please see related news in our news blog below.
Governor O'Malley cuts budget for people with developmental disabilities.
Please read The Washington Post article here or visit our Blog.
Press Release Budget Cuts MACS Jan 2015.pdf
National Survey about Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities, their Support Needs and their Families. Please click Sibling Recruitment Flyer.pdf for more information.
Online Training Available from Maryland Family Network
With funding from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Maryland Family Network has released Working with Children with Developmental Disabilities, an online training about supporting children with developmental disabilities in child care. Go to Maryland Family Network for more information.
The Arc Maryland has joined the "AmazonSmile" giving initiative. AmazonSmile is a fast, easy, simple, and automatic way for people to support a charitable organization. Every time you spend, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to your chosen charity. Please share the link Smile for members to sign up and choose The Arc Maryland as their desired recipient.
2015 PUBLIC POLICY PLATFORM
The Arc Maryland Public Policy Platform for 2015 was ratified by the Board of Directors this month. Please visit our Policy Issues page to view the full platform. To view the 2015 Public Policy Platform Priorities, click 2015 Priorities.
SPROUT Film Playlist--View for FREE
Employment for My Son or Daughter? Why Not!
Geared to answer families’ questions about employment for their son/daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this video addresses questions about benefits, employer attitudes, how employment changes the person’s confidence and self-esteem, and customized employment. Thank you to the Governor’s Department on Disabilities for sharing this video. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8E30vmuaWc