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In the Community

  • Join us on May 12 at 6 p.m. for The Power of Partnership: Project HEAL and RE/MAX Preferred 2017, a fun event celebrating Project HEAL’s (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law) partnership with RE/MAX Preferred in Baltimore. RE/MAX Preferred owners and agents are committed to the communities in which they live and work.

    As a proud partner, RE/MAX Preferred helps ensure that Project HEAL can continue to provide advocacy and legal services to hundreds of low- and moderate-income families and children with disabilities who receive services at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music will be provided at the event, which will also feature raffle prizes, including tickets to sporting events.

  • In February, Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS, associate director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, delivered a two-hour training, “Hot Topics in Special Education,” to 70 staff members in the Somerset County Public School System’s special education department.
  • Also in February, van Stone and Mallory Finn, Esq., Project HEAL’s staff attorney, participated in the 2017 Public Service Career Fair hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
  • In March, van Stone and Finn delivered a 75-minute presentation, “Federal, State and Local Efforts to Address Overly Punitive School Discipline Policies for Early-Elementary Students,” at the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates’ annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Van Stone also delivered a two-day preconference session, “Advocacy 201: Skills Every Advocate Needs to Know,” for the conference.
  • On March 23, CohnReznick LLP hosted an Executive Women’s Forum titled “Leveraging Relationships and Social Media to Influence Change.” Van Stone was selected as one of three forum presenters for the breakfast at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  

MCDD Newsletter 2017: Issue Two