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 »

Opening the Doors to Opportunity: SSI at Age 18

Quality Trust will host an educational session on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Quality Trust’s office titled “Opening the Doors to Opportunity: SSI at Age 18.”   This workshop provides an overview of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a Social Security benefit that is critical in the lives of adults with disabilities because of its link to their eligibility for Medicaid and its long-term services and supports. Come learn practical tips for how to effectively navigate the complicated Social Security system families frequently … Read More »

Two New Workshops for Disability Professionals

For Disability Professionals:

Join Quality Trust for two informative professional development sessions:

The first workshop, on Wednesday, November 1, with Pathways to Community Integration and Connection from 1:30 – 3:00pm. In this educational session attendees will learn how to assist people to be active participants in the community based on their personal preferences and individual interests. As disability professionals know, finding a place to start making the connections that will sustain participation and meaningful engagement over time is not an easy or quick task. In this workshop participants will explore definitions of … Read More »

Opening the Doors to Opportunity: Transition Planning 101

Quality Trust will host an educational session on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Quality Trust’s office titled “Opening the Doors to Opportunity: Transitioning 101.” This session will provide the foundation for transition planning for youth and their families to utilize specific tools, resources, and information to prepare for adult life goals. A combination of transition planning expertise and first-hand experience informs this discussion about how the transition process should work. The session is for parents and family members only.  

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is recognized as  National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This tradition dating back to 1945 is meant to bring attention to the important contributions people with disabilities make in the workforce. The theme for 2017 is “inclusion drives innovation”. It was selected to highlight the many ways inclusion of people with disabilities results in innovative ideas for today’s economy. 

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Transitioning Youth Resource Fair

On Saturday, October 14th (10am-1pm) there will be a Resource Fair with state agencies, non-profits, and service providers all in one place. Quality Trust will be exhibiting at the fair.

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