MCDD Members Conduct Professional Training Sessions in Rural Region

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In partnership with The Children’s League and the Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Family Education Centers, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) conducted a two-day ACT Raising Safe Kids training session for professionals at the Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland, on May 14 and 15. The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program is a parenting program developed by the Violence Prevention Office of the American Psychological Association, and is designed to train and certify professionals in fields such as education, social work, counseling, psychology, healthcare, nursing and early education as ACT facilitators for their communities. The training session was conducted by Maryland’s ACT master trainer and facilitator, Mirian Ofonedu, PhD, LCSW-C, MCDD’s director of training.

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And Mallory Finn, Esq., provided three training sessions—on special education law; disciplining students with disabilities; and bullying, harassment and intimidation of students with disabilities—at the Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland, on May 29. These training sessions were funded by a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Services to provide parent training sessions across Maryland.