In Maryland - please spread the word. Action Alert! Need testimony for next Wednesday 1/29 hearings on election law Disability accessibility Bill’s HB140 and 142. I also need everyone to contact Members of the Judiciary Committees to bring HB33 up for discussion and vote. This is the bill that criminalizes emotional abuse towards vulnerable adults. 4108413793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore County to unveil plan requiring landlords to accept tenants with subsidized housing vouchers
It really is not fair living in HUD housing and watching new development going up all around the place you have to live since it is the only thing you can afford. Some Land Lords/managers just make it worse when they do not put moneys back into the buildings and act as you should be grateful for what you have.
The Association for Positive Behavior Support is sponsoring an online “Family Chat” on Oct. 15 at 8:30 pm. Cohosted with Parenting Special Needs, the chat will focus on improving family-school partnerships with a parent panel.
The Hospital Patient's Bill of Rights goes into effect October 1, requiring hospitals to inform patients of a list of their rights as patients MD hospitals, which are now uniform across all hospitals in the state. Read the rights here: http://marylandpatientrights.org
I wonder if this will decrease the willingness to hire PWDs since employers always are looking to get more for less. The other thing to point out to employers is that we already have insurance. I wonder of other regulations will change too, because the more income a PWD has other services decrease and rent goes up. It is just an unless cycle of never being able to get a head.
Baltimore Metropolitan Region Fair Housing Survey
The Baltimore region is currently conducting a study about residents’ housing needs and experiences living, working, or going to school in the region.
This survey is an important part of improving housing choices. It is not associated with a ballot issue or political poll. It is expected that the survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you can enter a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
Lessons Learned is a day long opportunity to hear about the initial results from this 5 year statewide research effort to improve education and employment outcomes for youth on SSI.
When: Thursday, December 6th at 11am-1pm
Where: Severn Library; 2624 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD 21144
The Self-Directed Advocacy Network of Maryland (SDAN) is a support and advocacy resource for the nearly 1100 people self-directing their services through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). SDAN welcomes all community members who have an interest in fostering the self-directed services option and works to connect people who are currently self-directing
to the community around them.
You can VOTE! Learn all about overcoming voting barriers for people with disabilities with @Tuesdaywithliz. Liz discusses how to get to the polls and how early voting might be the right option for you. #policy4all #DisabilityVote18