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.

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Landmark Law Advances the Rights of D.C. Residents with Disabilities

We are pleased to announce that the District of Columbia now has a new law that recognizes and promotes the decision-making rights of its residents who live with disabilities!

The Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2018 became official law on May 5, 2018.  This important law will move the District forward in respecting the rights and dignity of all of its residents by reforming civil commitment for people with intellectual disabilities, recognizing Supported Decision-Making Agreements across the lifespan, and requiring the DC Department on Disability … Read More »

Save the Date: 2018 Summer Breeze Gala

We are very excited to announce that our 2018 Summer Breeze Gala will be on Sunday, July 29th from 5:30-9:30pm at District Winery!

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

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 theater tickets, certificates for dinner out on the work, to spa treatments.

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NCD Beyond Guardianship Report

So excited to share the new report from NCD on decision-making and people with disabilities that Quality Trust had the privilege to assist with. NCD did a great job of framing the human rights and self-determination issues associated with over-reliance on guardianship as a preferred support for decision-making. This will help advance the national conversation on Supported Decision-Making and expand options for people.

Please take a moment to look at the report here: https://ncd.gov/publications/2018/beyond-guardianship-toward-alternatives

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Better Together Reception 2018 Photos

Thank you to everyone who attended our Better Together Reception at Lucky Strike Bowling on March 8th, 2018! We had a wonderful time with everyone. Photos are now available on our Facebook page, please click on the following link to view all photos: Facebook Album

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DDA in DC: Upcoming Sessions

Quality Trust will be hosting two educational sessions on Tuesday, March 6th, 6-8pm and Tuesday, April 10th, 6-8pm about DDA in DC. Both sessions will be held at the Quality Trust offices. 

DDA in DC, Part I: Medicaid Waivers, Eligibility, and the Application Process

DC residents will learn about what is required to establish eligibility for ID waiver benefits after the age of 18 in Washington, DC. We will briefly discuss which services are covered by ID Waiver funds, how the ID Waiver works in DC, … Read More »

Better Together Reception 2018

 

We are very excited that this year we will be hosting our Better Together Reception at Lucky Strike Washington DC! Join us on Thursday, March 8th to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness month and how much better our communities are when we are all together!

Thank you to our sponsors Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Tom Raffa, and Polinger Company! We appreciate your continued support and look forward to a successful event!

 

To purchase your tickets, follow this link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BTR2018

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