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.

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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)

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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 … Read More »

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

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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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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.


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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 … Read More »

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