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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Disability Movement in Maryland

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Sept. 18, 
The @Orioles will become the first team in American professional sports history to incorporate Braille lettering into their gameday uniforms when they host @NFB_voice on Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/EliPQkPuLI
Sept. 6.
The EMPOWER Care Act Would Give People With Disabilities the Freedom They Deserve

Sept, 5
ADAPT, ACLU, and NCIL are here to support the Empower Care Act that is being addressed during today's Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. The Empower Care Act is a bill that will extend which helps fund nursing home transition across our nation to

Sept. 4
 Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council shared an event.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5 at 10AM, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227/H.R. 5306), which would reauthorize the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program for the next 5 years.
The Money Follows the Person program has allowed 75,000 seniors and people with disabilities access services that allow them to leave institutions and live in the community.
Disability rights organizations are inviting activists to join them at 9AM tomorrow at the Capitol South Metro stop (corner of 1st and D Streets, SE) where you can get a "HOMES NOT INSTITUTIONS" t-shirt, and then walk to Rayburn House Office Building for the hearing to show your support for the MFP program. 

Aug. 29
Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

Aug. 14,
University of Maryland announces new center for students with disabilities 

May 25,

Maryland parents battle with school districts to get special education services for their children


April 5,

Maryland legislature must scramble to help quadriplegic man from Bethesda, who faces losing his job because of MD law.

Together We Can Make A Difference! Please support Maryland's SB 660 and HB 1280 Bills. Time is running out. These bills will help ensure that WORKING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CAN KEEP BOTH THEIR NURSING SERVICES AND THEIR PAYCHECK.
STATUS UPDATE: SB 660 unanimously passed the Senate finance committee. HB 1280 is held up in the HGO committee and needs to be voted out ASAP identical to the recently approved amendments within SB 660 bill. HB 1280 must be identical to SB 660 and not include any new house amendments creating additional legislative delays.

To assure this happens, please email or call Chairwoman Shane Pendergrass (shane.pendergrass@house.state.md.us & 410-841-3139) of the HGO committee and Speaker of Delegates Michael Busch (michael.busch@house.state.md.us & 410-841-3800) asking both of them to pass an identical HB 1280 bill that is identical to the approved SB 660 bill and approved SB 660 amendments.

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