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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

8/6  Quality Trust on The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Morgan K. Whitlatch, Legal Director of Quality Trust, will be among the guests on The Kojo Nnamdi Show tomorrow, August 7, from 12 – 1 pm to discuss the need to extend the DDA Health Initiative contract to allow for meaningful stakeholder input on the future of health care coordination services for DC residents with intellectual disabilities. The link to the show is: https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2019-08-07/upcoming-changes-in-d-c-disability-services-spark-public-pushback and the call-in number is 1-800-433-8850; kojo@wamu.org; WAMU 88.5.
   8/5  Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Independent Contractor for Legal Services
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities is issuing a Request for Proposals for an Independent Contractor for Legal Services.  We are seeking an independent contractor to provide legal services to DC residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  See attachment below for description of the scope of work and expectations for vendor proposal submissions.  The deadline for proposals is August 12, 2019.  Proposals and any questions should be sent to Legal Director Morgan Whitlach at mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org; 202-459-4004.  QT Legal Contractor RFP (2019.07.15)
   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.

Events

   10/18  Quality Trust Annual Meeting

Please join us as we recap and highlight our projects and accomplishments from this year.  We’ll also share what is ahead in 2020 for Quality Trust and the people with disabilities we support. Exciting work is already underway!!

NOVEMBER 12th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

PEPCO EDISON PLACE GALLERY

702 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

RSVP by Wednesday, November 6th to

Monique at mhouse@dcqualitytrust.org or 202-459-4013

 

   8/28  “Self-Advocacy in Motion: 30 Years and Beyond” Conference

Quality Trust is proud to support Project ACTION! as they co-sponsor with People on the Go of Maryland a joint self-advocacy conference:  “Self-Advocacy in Motion:  30 Years and Beyond” on Friday, September 13, at the Bethesda Marriott from 8:30am – 6:00pm.  The conference will be followed by a 30th Year Anniversary celebration from 4:00pm – 6:00pm to recognize the impactful advocacy work of each group in their respective locales and awards will be presented.

The Bethesda Marriott is located at 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814.  Shuttle service will be provided from the Bethesda Metro to the Hotel.

This conference is for self-advocates (new and experienced), disability professionals, parents, support staff and administrators, and others interested in how to best support advocacy and self-advocacy for adults with disabilities.  There is a special track for disability support professionals also to learn how to best support and pursue a career serving others.

There will be an opportunity to test out accessible Voting Machines, register to vote, learn how to keep yourself safe online and on the phone, and so much more.

Click here to register and see more details about the conference.

   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.

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