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2014 MCDD NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 4

On a quarterly basis the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) updates its local, regional, state and national families and associates with an online newsletter, briefing them on the latest activities of the MCDD and its partners. 

IN THIS ISSUE:

Director's Message

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Welcome to Partnership Pages, the re-styled Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities quarterly newsletter! We hope this new format makes it easier to find and read stories of interest. Read more →


Legislation & Policy

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Maryland Unanimously Adopts Comprehensive Training Program for Police

Recruits will be trained to safely manage situations involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more 

Court Orders State to Offer Online Ballot-Marking Tool in General Election

A judge ruled in favor of the National Federation for the Blind who requested that the court order the Maryland State Elections Board make the online ballot-marking tool available to them in the 2014 Maryland general election. Read more 

Public Input Required as State Transitions to Home and Community-Based Services

CMS requires that states solicit and document public input from a wide range of stakeholders in the development of the Statewide Transition Plan. Read more 


Project Updates

DECEMBER 22, 2014

People On The Go 25th Anniversary Conference Draws Record Crowd

More than 120 self-advocates and disability professionals attended People On The Go of Maryland's (POG) "The Future is Looking Brighter" conference on September 20, 2014. Read more 

New Partnership with Maryland Centers for Independent Living Launches

MCDD launched a new project in partnership with the Maryland Department of Disabilities to assist community agencies in expanding their business capacity. Read more 

Fellows Trained to Advance Leadership in Special Education

The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education (CILSE) welcomes three fellows this year: Carrie Schiel, Lauren Taylor, and Alicia Woolf. Each has extensive experience working in public and private schools with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Read more 


People & Places

DECEMBER 22, 2014

MCDD Partners Honored for Leadership in Self-Advocacy and Diversity

Two MCDD associates were recognized by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) with leadership awards. Read more 

MCDD Shared Expertise with National Leaders

MCDD representatives presented several posters at the annual AUCD Conference, a national meeting of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities from around the country. Read more 

Congrats, Law Trainees!

The MCDD would like to extend a warm congratulations to each of Project HEAL's former law trainees who passed their recent bar examinations. Read more 

Welcome, New Staff!

In August, the MCDD was pleased to bring on board two new staff members-- Mallory Finn and Megan Reed. Read more 


Project HEAL Updates

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Project HEAL's partnership with world-renowned law firm, grant from the Maryland Bar Foundation, and more. Read more 


About the MCDD

Our community advisers, leadership team, partners, and more. Read more