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3/8
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

   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.  
   6/18  Victory in Advancing the “Right to Make Choices”
We are pleased to announce another victory for Supported Decision-Making in the District of Columbia!  For the first time in D.C., a guardianship of a senior has been terminated in favor of Supported Decision-Making, thanks to the work of Quality Trust’s Jenny Hatch Justice Project.  When people use Supported Decision-Making, they work with friends, family members, and others they trust to help them understand the situations they face, so they can make their own decisions. Please help us spread the word about this victory in advancing the “Right to Make Choices.” Click Here to read the press release: SDM June 2018

Events

   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.

   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.

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