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 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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The Importance of Keeping Promises

There is an old adage that says: “You’re only young once.” This is particularly true in the world of special education – children in school have only one chance to receive the education they need to successfully transition into adulthood. 

In 2014, the District of Columbia promised to improve special education for students with disabilities when it enacted a series of critical legislative reforms. The 2014 Special Education Reforms included, among other things, increased access to early intervention services, shortened wait times for eligibility evaluations, and … Read More »

What Do I Need to Know? Decision-Making After Age 18

Quality Trust will host an educational session on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Quality Trust’s office titled “Decision Making After Age 18.”   Reaching the age of 18 can be an exciting time for people with disabilities and their families. It also is a time when many questions arise about what the legal responsibilities are of young adults and how they can be supported with decision-making when they face critical life choices.   Come learn about the options that exist in the District … Read More »
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