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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Announcements: Events and Opportunities in Maryland 2019


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The deadline for speakers has been extended to Jan. 3, 2020.
Are you a Marylander with an intellectual or developmental disability and have a story to tell? The Maryland Department of Disabilities, Special Olympics Maryland and the DDA are looking for speakers to share their stories at the First Lady of Maryland's Brave In The Attempt Talks.
For more information and to submit an application, visit

SMRO- Governors Transitioning Youth Initiative - December 10, 2019
Transitioning from high school to adulthood is an exciting time for young adults and their families as they consider options for the future. The DDA offers services to help youth and their families navigate a path towards a good life.
On December 10, the Southern Maryland Regional Office is hosting an information session to discuss Transitioning Youth Initiative opportunities. Get a jump start on preparing for the future by attending the event.
For more information and to register, visit

Oct. 16,

Oct. 14,
Build Your Career - 2020 NextGen Leader Applications are now open!

AUG. 7,
The Maryland State Department of Education is hosting an Autism Waiver Prospective Provider Workshop for anyone interested in learning more about Maryland's Autism Waiver and/or how to become an Autism Waiver provider. Please use the following link for more information and to register for the event:

AUG. 4,
Tonight, Karen hall will be joining us on the show. Karen is the director of The Adventure Amputee Camp, a great experience for children who have experienced some sort of amputation. We will also be joined by Alyssa rhine, a young lady who has attended the camp and is one of the most amazing young people I have ever met. Noah will be joining us as well for this great show. We also have a big surprise for Alyssa as well. 7 pm tonight on WCBM AM 680.

May 8,
Low Intensity Support Services (LISS)

May 1,
During the month of May the DDA will continue to conduct weekly webinars to inform and educate all stakeholders related to DDA's service delivery system.
August 8, 2018
WEBINAR - Pre-Employment Transition Services in Inclusive Higher Education Settings: The What, Where, and How of Good Collaboration - August 9, 2018 - 3:00 PM (EST)

May 22,

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!! Get yours soon!
Maryland Department of Disabilities is partnering with V-LINC, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, and Special Olympics Maryland to bring you this incredibly cool event!! BRAVE in the Attempt is a great evening of TED-style talks by self-advocates sharing their "Transform" stories!
Join us on June 6th at Towson University! Tickets are FREE!

May 22,

Stay informed about what's happening with the DDA by reading our transformation newsletter. Click below to see the latest updates! Maryland

May 2,

Assistive Technology Fair

 April 25,

"What I Wish For My Child" Request Apply By April 30, 5pm.

Apply By April 30, 5pm.  Tell us your custom "wish" for a child with special needs (ages 2-21) to live and play more independently.  (We also welcome referrals from educators, social workers, & medical professionals).  Our volunteer engineers work hand-in-hand with medical professionals to make dreams come true!  Five winners will be selected in July for a FREE custom solution.  All other requests become part of our year-round Custom AT Program.

April 13,

Please join Creative Chance TOMORROW at the World of #Possibilities #Expo in Rockville! You have the opportunity to take home a piece of artwork from local Baltimore #artist, Helen Edwards! Here are just a few lovely pieces by Helen!

April 12,

Through our differences we are united. Through our diverse powers we are strong. In a world where being different is too often seen as flaw, our tolerance and acceptance for all things fandom are an undeniable force for good. In a time when casting labels is easy, we are the seekers of truth. We are fans and this is Universal FanCon. Join us in stepping out of the shadows, because equality does not need to wear a mask. 

I have seen Fancon pop up in a number of my feeds on disabilities, but that is not the theme of these event. In my readings, what I can assume this event is more about inclusion and acceptance no matter what and just have fun. If this is the case, these type of event should happen weekly.

April 11,

APR14, Disabilities Expo - World of Possibilities - Hosted by Caring Communities

Rockville, Maryland Annual World of Possibilities disAbilities Expo, for individuals with disAbilities and those who serve and love them.

World of Possibilities Disabilites Expo will provide an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and to explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources that include: Assistive and Adaptive Devices, Durable Medical Equipment, Computer Software, Instructional Materials, Mobility Products, Adaptive Learning Tools, Disability Law Resources, Recreation/Travel Resources, Adapted Bikes/Adapted Exercise Equipment, Personal Care Products, Communication Devices, Products for the Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals, Local Agencies and Support Groups.

Fair Housing Act-50th Anniversary, Hosted by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Maryland

Please Save-the-Date and join Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. ( mark the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act (Civil Rights Act) of 1968!

Information and services on:
-Housing discrimination
-Tenant & Landlord rights
-Legal advice
-Criminal record expungement
-Home weatherization and energy efficiency
-Renters and homeowners tax credits
-Senior housing opportunities
-And more!

April 10,

Creative Chance ANNOUNCING!!! Here is the lineup of artists for next week's expo!

April 5

April 4,

What are your summer plans? How about some Mad Science?! Join us at the Mary Salkever Inclusive Summer Camp! Spaces are limited! Sign up today!

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