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DD Awareness 2018

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a public proclamation that the month of March should be recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities.” This year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) have provided leadership for a national public campaign with a theme of See Me for Me! It is a challenge to all community members to look beyond the disability and recognize the talents and gifts that our fellow citizens with developmental disabilities have to contribute.

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News

   7/3  Summer Breeze 2019: Get your Tickets Now
Summer is here and we’re looking forward to you joining Quality Trust at our 2019 Summer Breeze Gala on Saturday, July 27th from 5:30 – 9:30 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. We look forward to a great time with you, our Board of Directors, people we support and other disability supporters. We’ll enjoy a three-course served dinner, silent auction, wine pull and live music with X-Factor Band. Our host will be Anna Lysa-Gayle from WJLA/NewsChannel 8. To purchase individual tickets, please click here. If you would like to be a Gala Benefactor, please click here.  We value your commitment and support of the advocacy work of Quality Trust and the difference we make for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. As we are preparing for the Gala, we are looking for corporate sponsors along with silent auction items. Silent Auction items could include anything from tickets to certificates for dinner and spa treatments.
   5/22  Speakers and agenda for 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium announced
The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, a project led by Quality Trust, has just announced the speakers and agenda for its 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium from June 10-11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law. To see our lineup of notable speakers, please download a copy of the agenda here: AGENDA – NRC-SDM June 10-11 Symposium (rev. 05.29.19) Registration is FREE but required. Space is limited, so please register today by completing the Registration Form and returning it to mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org.  For more information, please visit www.supporteddecisionmaking.org Sponsored by:
   4/26  Registration is open for Supported Decision-Making Symposium
Registration is open for the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making Symposium, “Taking Stock and Forging Ahead.” The two-day symposium is on Monday – Tuesday, June 10 and 11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law (4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016). This Symposium has the following goals: To review the progress and achievements in implementing SDM as a primary decision-making support tool. To share what has been learned about the impact of SDM in the lives of real people. To examine the challenges of implementing SDM while also supporting health, safety, and well-being. To define what more is needed to ensure that progress in advancing the use of SDM across  the life span continues The Symposium’s presentations and facilitated discussions will address a wide range of SDM topics and reflect work done at the local, state, and national level. Participants will include national and local leaders, innovators, and practitioners, including people who use SDM and their families. We invite you to be part of this exciting learning exchange so that we can work together to ensure people with disabilities and older adults have access to the supports they want and need to shape and direct their own present and future. Registration is FREE but required. Space is limited, so please register today by completing the Registration Form and returning it to mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org. For more information, please see this Announcement.
   4/24  Choosing a Service Provider for a Family Member
There are hundreds of providers in Maryland and DC who offer home and community-based support services funded by Medicaid Waivers. How do you go about connecting with and choosing those with the capabilities to meet your family member’s needs? Don’t miss this valuable session! It is FREE, but space is limited, so we require registration. Sign up here: https://QualityTrustforIndividualswithDisabilities.networkforgood.com/events/11891-choosing-a-service-provider After an overview of the types of support services available to people with developmental disabilities, we will discuss what to look for when researching and selecting a provider. We will go over the criteria you should use to assess whether a provider is equipped to serve your family member.
   8/14  Supported Decision Making Training
Would you like to learn more about Supported Decision Making? We are hosting a session on Tuesday, August 21st at Tenleytown-Friendship Library where you can learn more! You can learn about the new D.C. law on Supported Decision Making and how it affects you. Click on the flyer below to learn more about the sessions. If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP, please contact Jessica Bronson at: jbronson@dcqualitytrust.org.  

Events

   7/3  Summer Breeze 2019: Get your Tickets Now

Summer is here and we’re looking forward to you joining Quality Trust at our 2019 Summer Breeze Gala on Saturday, July 27th from 5:30 – 9:30 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. We look forward to a great time with you, our Board of Directors, people we support and other disability supporters. We’ll enjoy a three-course served dinner, silent auction, wine pull and live music with X-Factor Band. Our host will be Anna Lysa-Gayle from WJLA/NewsChannel 8.

To purchase individual tickets, please click here. If you would like to be a Gala Benefactor, please click here

We value your commitment and support of the advocacy work of Quality Trust and the difference we make for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

As we are preparing for the Gala, we are looking for corporate sponsors along with silent auction items. Silent Auction items could include anything from tickets to certificates for dinner and spa treatments.

   5/22  Speakers and agenda for 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium announced

The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, a project led by Quality Trust, has just announced the speakers and agenda for its 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium from June 10-11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law.

To see our lineup of notable speakers, please download a copy of the agenda here: AGENDA – NRC-SDM June 10-11 Symposium (rev. 05.29.19)

Registration is FREE but required. Space is limited, so please register today by completing the Registration Form and returning it to mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org. 

For more information, please visit www.supporteddecisionmaking.org

Sponsored by:

AAIDD logo Anthem logo The Arc logo
CQL. The Council on Quality and Leadership National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities logo

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

   4/26  Registration is open for Supported Decision-Making Symposium

Registration is open for the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making Symposium, “Taking Stock and Forging Ahead.” The two-day symposium is on Monday – Tuesday, June 10 and 11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law (4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016).

This Symposium has the following goals:

  • To review the progress and achievements in implementing SDM as a primary decision-making support tool.
  • To share what has been learned about the impact of SDM in the lives of real people.
  • To examine the challenges of implementing SDM while also supporting health, safety, and well-being.
  • To define what more is needed to ensure that progress in advancing the use of SDM across  the life span continues

The Symposium’s presentations and facilitated discussions will address a wide range of SDM topics and reflect work done at the local, state, and national level. Participants will include national and local leaders, innovators, and practitioners, including people who use SDM and their families. We invite you to be part of this exciting learning exchange so that we can work together to ensure people with disabilities and older adults have access to the supports they want and need to shape and direct their own present and future.

Registration is FREE but required. Space is limited, so please register today by completing the Registration Form and returning it to mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org. For more information, please see this Announcement.

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