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MCDD and DDA Partner to Provide a Series of Trainings on Supporting Adults with ASD

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute are thrilled to announce a new training series to assist in addressing some of the concerns raised by the Maryland Commission on Autism (Commission). Through the Commission activities, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), families, and professionals from across the state noted that quality training for the adult provider system would enhance the services currently available in Maryland. To address this need, the DDA has allocated funding for fiscal year 2013 to provide specialized training to increase the availability of quality services for people with ASD. The series, coordinated by the MCDD, will provide both basic and "nuts and bolts" information geared toward enhancing the service provider system’s capacity to support adults with ASD.

Both regional and statewide events will be offered. The target audience includes service providers, direct support staff, professionals, managers, families, and advocates.  

More information about specific events will be disseminated. In the meantime, please hold the following training dates:

December 2012: Social Skills/Relationships
Monday, December 10: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, December 11: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, December 12: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn
Thursday, December 13: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown 

January 2013: Communication
Monday, January 7: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, January 8: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, January 9: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown  
Thursday, January 10: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn

February 2013: Sensory Differences
Monday, February 11: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, February 12: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, February 13: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown  
Thursday, February 14: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn

March 2013: Positive Behavior Supports 
A statewide conference will be held in the Central Maryland Region--more information to follow.

April 2013: Assistive Technology
Monday, April 8: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, April 9: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, April 10: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown  
Thursday, April 11: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn

May 2013: Environmental Assessment and Adaptation
Monday, May 6: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, May 7: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, May 8: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown  
Thursday, May 9: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn

June 2013: Employment
Monday, June 10: Central Maryland Region at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Tuesday, June 11: Eastern Shore Region at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge 
Wednesday, June 12: Western Maryland Region at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown  
Thursday, June 13: Southern Maryland Region at the Bowie Comfort Inn