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Mental Health Professionals Earn CEUs at this July 14 Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Workshop

Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Workshop, July 14, Kennedy Krieger Greenspring Campus

The negative effects of childhood abuse and neglect can inhibit social and emotional functioning, making traditional mental health interventions less effective. Clinicians from The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute have developed a 14-week group intervention, utilizing yoga and movement techniques targeted to boys and girls ages 8-12 who have experienced trauma. Mental health professionals are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to learn the core concepts of the Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Group (YBPG) protocol, which will include lecture, practice exercises, and discussion. This training qualifies for 3.75 continuing education units. The fee is $180. No previous yoga experience is required, and movement is optional. For more information and to register, visit

The Future is Looking Brighter

People On The Go Annual Conference, September 20, BWI Marriot

Join the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities on Saturday, September 20, 2014, as People On The Go Maryland commemorates 25 years of self-advocacy at its annual conference! The conference theme—“The Future is Looking Brighter”—celebrates nearly three decades of the advocacy movement, with something for everyone. The conference will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a special evening event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Do you have photos, stories, or memories you’d like to share with us in celebrating 25 years? Send them to

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Registration Now Open for the 2014 Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered Conference

SABE Conference, October 9-12, Oklahoma City

Disability self-advocates are invited to the 2014 annual conference on October 9 – October 12, at the Renaissance Hotel and Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, OK. The conference theme, “The Sooner We’re Equal the Better,” describes the efforts of self-advocates across the U.S. and around the globe to enjoy the same rights as any citizen in any community, while striving to live independent and fulfilling lives. Register today!

Organization Seeks Marylanders Ages 14-16 for Education and Employment Opportunities

Maryland PROMISE, a partnership of state agencies and private sector disability organizations, provides services at no cost to youth ages 14-16 who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and their families. The goal of these services is to help youth and their families get an education or training, find work, and access other resources to reach their goals. A total of 2,000 young people are needed. For more information, call 888-232-8554 or visit