• Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities resource coordinator Jenny Jones represented MCDD at Harford County’s 2018 Expo for Transitioning Youth, which was held on April 7 at Bel Air High School. This is a biennial, free-of-charge event for teens and young adults, ages 14 to 21 and with IEPs or 504 plans, and their families who are planning the journey from high school to adulthood. More than 300 participants attended the event, which featured workshops for both diploma- and certificate-track students.
  • Jones also represented MCDD at the annual Northrop Grumman Work and Family Fair, held in Linthicum, Maryland (in Anne Arundel County). The event included local and national organizations serving individuals and families to promote a healthy balance between work and family life.
  • Former MCDD Director Chris Smith, MCDD business manager Christine Schoenberger and Jones participated in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual ROAR for Kids fundraising event on April 28. The annual event, which features a run, low-mileage walk and family fun festival, provides a unique opportunity to raise funds for MCDD.
  • Jones represented MCDD at a May 3 resource fair that was part of a two-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training program. The event was held at the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center, in Bowie, Maryland (in Prince George’s County), and was sponsored by Loud Voices Together Educational Advocacy Group.
  • And, Jones and Kennedy Krieger program evaluator Haley Farrie staffed the MCDD resource table at The Arc Maryland’s annual state convention and awards banquet. Also staffing the resource table were Aileen O’Hare, Matthew Plantz, Mat Rice, Crystal Stephens and Tracy Wright from People On the Go Maryland. The event was held at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland (in Howard County), and featured multiple breakout sessions and a large resource fair. The convention drew hundreds of individuals, professionals and providers from across Maryland.


MCDD Newsletter 2018: Issue Two