Upcoming Parent Support Workshops

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities is partnering with SchoolTalk for the Voices of Change (Virtual) Conference to provide the below opportunities to parents of students with disabilities and transition-age youth.

“Youth Reaching Age 18: Guardianship and Supported Decision Making”

Monday, September 14th 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Presenters:  Morgan Whitlatch and Rhonda White

Reaching the age of 18 can be an exciting time for youth with disabilities and their families. It also is a time when many questions arise around their legal responsibilities and the need for … Read More »

AARP interviews Morgan Whitlatch on Supported Decision Making

Our Legal Director, Morgan Whitlatch, was interviewed by Brittany Kitt of AARP about supported decision-making and requesting accommodations to no-visitor policies during the COVID-19. She also shares crisis resources available to caregivers of people with developmental disabilities during Covid-19. This is a must-listen conversation for caregivers and advocates! 

AARP Quality Trust interview.mp4

Our own Brittany Kitt talks with Morgan Whitlach of Quality Trust about the resources available to caregivers of people with developmental disabilities during Covid-19. This is a must-listen conversation for caregivers and advocates! Stay tuned for Part 2, … Read More »

Staff attorney employment opportunity

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities is seeking to fill the position of Full-time Staff Attorney. 

QT Staff Attorney Position Announcement 08.2020

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Morgan K. Whitlatch, Legal Director, at mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org with “QT Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line.

QT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital … Read More »

The Basics of Supported Decision-Making Webinar

Find out what you need to know to help someone with a developmental disability (DD) plan and live a full and self-determined life. Come learn about a 2018 DC Law that formally recognizes the right of people with disabilities to use Supported Decision-Making in health care, independent living, and other areas of life. These concepts are among the most critical elements of quality in human services today.

This virtual session is designed to help service providers explore the key elements of community integration and decision-making. The … Read More »

#GIVINGTUESDAYNOW is May 5, 2020

This year in response to the Covid-19 crisis, Quality Trust will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow! on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Giving Tuesday Now is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  Unleash your power and make your contribution today – Our disability community will thank you.

Unite with Quality Trust on #GivingTuesdayNow, your donation will provide:

$20  will purchase a weeks’ supply of masks for DSP’s. $125 will purchase a Chrome tablet for a self-advocate. $165 will purchase a Chrome tablet and internet access.

DD Provider Organizations in DC in Need of Homemade Masks

Hey Friends and Supporters – Quality Trust is helping to get homemade masks to our local providers in DC supporting people with disabilities through this COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to make masks or have homemade masks to give – we have a list of providers who can use them! Just send an email to tcampanella@dcqualitytrust.org and I will let you know where you can send them. All donations are welcome!!

Provider Mask Contact List

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Collaborative Advocacy

QT continues to do systemic advocacy during this time of telework.  For example, QT joined Disability Rights DC and other advocacy organizations in writing Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Turnage, and Councilmembers Bonds, Gray and Nadeau to urge the District to ensure that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the District will not engage in disability-related discrimination when making decisions about the allocation of medical treatment.  In addition, as part of our work with the DC Special Education Advocates Coalition, we wrote a letter to the Office of … Read More »

QT Operating Status

At Quality Trust, we are deeply committed to doing everything we can to assist with the COVID-19 containment efforts and to protect the health and safety of the people we support, the public and staff.   Quality Trust has implemented a remote work policy for all staff and our offices will be closed through March 31, 2020.    All training has been canceled at this time and will be rescheduled.  We have adopted an alternative monitoring protocol so that we can monitor people and remain in contact … Read More »

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