Title: Four Core Functions | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: Four Core Functions.. In accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, the following are the four core functions of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities:.. Pre-service Preparation and Continuing Education.. Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education for trainees is conceptualized as training that serves to expand an individual’s professional or academic credentials.. Pre-service preparation and continuing education usually takes place in an academic setting or program that may (a) lead to the award of an initial academic degree or certificate; (b) include internship, practicum, fellowship, or residency activities; or (c) represent an advancement in academic credentials through a course of study.. View list of programs and resources.. Community Services.. Direct Services include services or supports provided directly to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or their family members.. Demonstration Services may include a variety of services, supports, ... benefit the community by enhancing the knowledge of community members and/or maintaining the professional credentials of those that directly serve the community.. This training is distinct from "training trainees" in that it encompasses any other types of training, including educational activities (a) offered for a variety of audiences; (b) offered for a specific audience; and/or (c) where professional certificates, certificates of completion, or CEUs (or their equivalents) are awarded.. Research.. Research may include basic or applied research, evaluation, and the analysis of public policy in areas that affect or could affect, either positively or negatively, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.. Information Dissemination.. Information development and dissemination equip Centers to serve as a resource to various constituents on a local, regional, state, national, and international scope, through the provision of specific substantive areas of expertise that may be accessed and applied in diverse settings and circumstances..
Title: Programs and Resources | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: Programs Resources.. We offer a wide variety of services and programs to people of all ages with disabilities and their families.. We also offer access to an extensive array of resources.. Below you will find a current listing of our programs and services, organized within our four core functions.. For additional local, state, and national resources, please visit the.. Resource Finder.. , a valuable tool for families and professionals to obtain information and access resources on developmental disabilities.. LEND.. RISE.. Growing Together.. Inclusive Child Care Training Program.. Early Achievements Professional Immersion Training in Autism.. Statewide TA for Autism.. Emergency Department ... Foster Care.. Transition to Adult Health Care Project.. Training in Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.. Kodem Kol.. and.. Primeros Pasos.. Including Seniors with DD Project.. Emergency Preparedness.. Creating Change in Transition.. Advancing Family Centered Care.. Interactive Autism Network.. MRDDRC.. Dissemination Project.. Getting from Yes to How Hotline.. : Helping Out of School Time (OST) providers successfully include youth with disabilities in their programs.. Transition to Adult Health Care Guidelines.. Transition Lecture Series.. Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law.. Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?.. Maryland Housing and Disability Services Resource Guide.. Information dissemination in journals, other publications and to legislators..
Title: Newsletter | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Newsletter.. In this issue:.. Maryland Receives a HUD 811 Project Rental Assistance Award.. March 07, 2013.. One of 13 states selected for Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA).. read more.. MCDD Eastern Shore Parent Trainings.. Education, training, and skill-building activities for low-income parents raising children with developmental.. The Maggie’s Light Foundation, Inc.. Non-profit advocacy organization’s mission to assist families in creating lives they and their children.. Updates, Honors, Awards, Events, and Conferences Section.. Learn more about what's happening at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.. Our Leadership Team.. ... : Top 100 Women - Maureen van Stone, Director of Project HEAL, named for making a difference through leadership, community service and mentoring.. Read more.. February 20, 2013.. CityBizList.. : Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger named a 2012 Program of Excellence as part of the Hospital Charitable Service Awards.. 2012 Archives.. MCDD Quarterly 2012: Issue One.. MCDD Quarterly 2012: Issue Two.. MCDD Quarterly 2012: Issue Three.. 2011 Archives.. MCDD Quarterly 2011: Issue One.. MCDD Quarterly 2011: Issue Two.. MCDD Quarterly 2011: Issue Three.. 2008 Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities | 7000 Tudsbury Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244..
Title: Low Intensity Support Services Survey | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Low Intensity Support Services Survey.. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council is undertaking a review of DDA Low Intensity Support Services (LISS), in collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities Administration.. The Council has contracted with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities to conduct targeted interviews, regional sessions and a survey to gather input from an array ... families, LISS providers, services providers, DDA staff, resource coordination agencies, advocates and others.. In an effort to make sure we have informed as many people as possible, can you please send the survey link to your contacts that may be impacted by LISS? This survey will remain open for approximately 6 weeks.. http://www.. surveymonkey.. com/s/LISSMaryland..
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Title: Maryland Receives a HUD 811 Project Rental Assistance Award | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: On February 12, 2013, the U.. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Maryland is one of 13 states selected to participate in the new HUD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities.. Project Rental Assistance.. (PRA) Demonstration.. This new Section 811 program is designed to assist state housing agencies in expanding integrated supportive housing opportunities for people with the most significant and long-term disabilities.. PRA housing units will be located in properties produced with state-issued affordable housing development funds.. Maryland was awarded approximately $10.. 8 million over five years, with the goal of providing ongoing rental assistance to 150 people with income below 30 percent of area median income.. The PRA program required that a formal partnership between the state's housing and health and human services/Medicaid agencies be created prior to the submission of the PRA application to ensure the availability of support services for individuals accessing housing.. Maryland’s partnership includes the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland Department of Disabilities.. Program participants will pay 30 percent ... infrastructure needed to successfully implement a HUD 811 PRA program.. The grant project, known as the Maryland Partnership for Affordable Housing, was guided by an Advisory Committee including representation from housing, advocacy, and service organizations.. These organizations include the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland Department of Disabilities, Maryland Disability Law Center, The Coordinating Center, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, Montgomery Housing Partnership, People On the Go, the Freedom Center, the Image Center, and the Technical Assistance Collaborative.. Nationally, 35 state housing agencies submitted applications for the PRA Demo funds.. A total of $98 million in competitive fiscal year 2012 PRA funding was awarded to 13 of these state applicants.. Under the PRA Demo program, 3,530 units are expected to be produced nationally, more than three times the number of units produced with fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 funds before Congress reformed the HUD 811 program.. For more information, please view the links below:.. Technical Assistance Collaborative.. 811 Information on HUD's Website.. In This Issue..
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Title: MCDD Eastern Shore Parent Trainings | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is pleased to announce a new program of education, training, and skill-building activities for low-income parents raising children with developmental disabilities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.. The program was designed in response to a demonstrated need to improve and develop reliable networks of information that can be disseminated to parents and families.. To address this need, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) awarded the MCDD funding from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 for two MCDD staff to provide 16 information sessions on the lower (Salisbury) and mid-shore (Easton) regions of the Eastern Shore.. The target audience is hard-to-reach parents who experience a variety of barriers, including low-income, lack of transportation, lack of childcare, and lack of resources.. The information sessions include eight topics related to parent advocacy and the inclusion of children with disabilities during the early childhood and school-age years.. Mary Coster, the MCDD’s program director for ... Shore Information Sessions:.. Holly Community, Inc.. 909 Progress Circle.. (MAC building behind the Holly Center).. Salisbury, MD 21804.. Mid Shore Information Sessions:.. Talbot Community Center.. 10028 Ocean Gateway.. Easton, MD 21601.. To date, six trainings have been completed and 10 sessions remain, including:.. Early Childhood Sessions.. I Am My Child’s Best Advocate.. Lower Shore: April 2, 2013.. Mid Shore: May 13, 2013.. IFSP v.. IEP.. Lower Shore: August 12, 2012.. Mid Shore: September 23, 2013.. School-aged Sessions.. Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities.. Mid Shore: March 26, 2013.. Lower Shore: April 30, 2013.. Discipline for Students with Disabilities.. Mid Shore*: May 28, 2013.. *This session will be held at Sojourner Douglas College-Cambridge Campus.. 824 Fairmount Ave, Cambridge, MD 21613.. Lower Shore: June 25, 2013.. Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation.. Mid Shore: August 13, 2013.. Lower Shore: September 24, 2013.. All sessions are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.. m.. For more information regarding the information sessions, please contact Aisha Mason at 443-923-9555..
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Title: The Maggie’s Light Foundation, Inc. | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: is a non-profit advocacy organization for Maryland families caring for children and youth with special health care needs from birth to age 21.. The organization’s mission is to assist families in their efforts to create lives they and their children love—lives filled with hope, friends, new experiences, and opportunities to engage and participate in their communities.. Maggie’s Light provides funding for respite, camp, and recreational services.. In addition, Maggie’s Light assists families in identifying caregivers (undergraduate and graduate students) and navigating local and statewide resources to obtain services they need.. ... Experience Program that provides pre-professional training on the “family perspective” for undergraduate and graduate students studying health and disability-related fields.. Students will gain insight into the lives of families caring for children with special health care needs, and a better understanding of the complexities and challenges these families encounter on a daily basis.. This experience will be extremely beneficial for students as they pursue careers serving families caring for children with special health care needs.. For more information about the partnership, please contact the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at 443-923-9555..
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Title: Updates, Honors, Awards, Events, and Conferences Section | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Updates.. The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) is pleased to announce our new staff and students:.. Renee Nelson is a spring 2013 MCDD full-time intern.. Renee is in her last semester at Towson University and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in health care management and a minor in business administration.. As an intern, Renee will assist with the completion of the Maryland Resource Mapping Project and provide a presentation to the leadership team of the MCDD and possibly to the Maryland Consortium of Care.. She will also participate in the Family Perspective Experience, a joint project between the MCDD and Maggie’s Light Foundation, Inc.. , where she will be spending time with a family in their home and the community to gain a better understanding of the daily experiences of a family raising a child with a disability.. Upon graduation, Renee plans to enlist in the United States Navy and attend graduate school in the field of social work or nursing.. In March 2013, the MCDD will also welcome two additional students: Kara Paseka and Samantha Bonvegna, from Towson University, College of Health Sciences, Community Health Education Program.. Both interns will be working with the MCDD full-time through the end of the spring semester.. In January 2013, the MCDD welcomed their first legislative extern for the spring 2013 semester.. Lauren Peterson is a second-year law student who will earn four course credits for completing her 208-hour externship.. Lauren earned a bachelor of science from Villanova University and she is currently pursuing a health law certificate in conjunction with her juris doctor degree.. Lauren works closely with the MCDD’s associate director, as well as the MCDD’s sister organizations, Maryland's Developmental Disabilities Council and Maryland Disability Law Center.. The MCDD hopes this is the first of many legislative interns to join our team.. In February 2013, People on the Go (P.. O.. G.. ) of Maryland partnered with the MCDD.. P.. is a group of advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use their voices to be heard and recognized in our communities.. believes that all individuals should be active within their communities and strive to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability.. conducts regional quarterly meetings in an effort to increase membership, conducts trainings on topics of interest to the community, and engages in local and statewide legislative initiatives.. has two staff members—Ken Capone and Tami Goldsmith-Becker, and their offices are located at the MCDD’s main offices at the Kennedy Krieger Institute PACT location.. Ken Capone is a recognized leader in Maryland’s self-advocacy movement and coordinates the advocacy and public policy initiatives of P.. He is a valued member of the Developmental Disabilities Coalition, and he was active on such advisory boards as the Maryland Commission on Disabilities and the Waiting List Advisory Committee.. He studied computer programming at The Johns Hopkins ... of Honor, the highest in the land.. Ms.. Jackson is the creator and program director of Women Embracing Abilities Now (W.. E.. A.. N.. ), a nonprofit mentoring organization servicing women with varying degrees of disabilities.. She is also a professor at The University of Baltimore.. Jackson has actively advocated on behalf of people with disabilities and currently serves on the board of directors for The League for People with Disabilities, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore, and The Image Center of Maryland.. She also served on the MCDD’s Community Advisory Council for three years.. Jackson is a counselor at Kernan Rehabilitation Center and the founder of two support groups, We Are Able People (W.. R.. P.. ) and Women On Wheels Walking (W.. W.. ).. On March 1, 2013,.. The Daily Record.. announced the 2013 Top 100 Women, including the MCDD’s associate director, Maureen van Stone.. Awards.. On February 13, 2013, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, was named a 2012 Program of Excellence as part of the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare which recognizes programs demonstrating sustainable community impact.. Project HEAL was one of 10 selected from a national pool of 191 nominees from 41 states.. Each winning program demonstrated excellence in the following five criteria areas: community impact, innovation, collaboration, transferability, and leading practice.. Each program will be featured in an eBook, scheduled to be published by Jackson Healthcare in March, and each program received a $10,000 award to continue their good work in the community.. Events.. In February 2013, the MCDD, Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Council, Maryland Disability Law Center, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities provided a 2013 federal and state legislative presentation to faculty and staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute.. The presenters highlighted federal and state legislative issues affecting individuals with disabilities in Maryland.. Based on the evaluations, this is a very effective collaboration and one that faculty and staff hope will be implemented each year.. Conferences.. Disability Policy Seminar Orientation for Students, Trainees, and Early Career Professionals.. March 18, 2013.. Location: Webinar.. For more information, please visit:.. aucd.. org/template/event.. cfm?event_id=3653.. thearc.. org/page.. aspx?pid=2173.. Multi-Modal Communication and Learning Strategies for Children with Significant Challenges.. April 4, 2013-April 5, 2013.. Location: Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.. cfm?event_id=3574.. Promoting Self-Determined Futures: TASH Regional Conference.. April 12, 2013.. Location: Providence, RI (Rhode Island College).. http://tash.. org/conferences-events/promoting-self-determined-futures/.. 2013 Disability Policy Seminar Trainee Symposium.. April 14, 2013.. Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.. org/conference/.. 2013 Disability Policy Seminar.. April 15, 2013.. Location: Washington, DC.. aspx?pid=2817.. AAIDD 137.. th.. Annual Meeting: Race to Catch the Future.. June 3, 2013.. Location: Pittsburg, PA.. http://aaidd.. org/content_6546.. cfm?navID=75.. 2013 UCEDD Leadership Development Institute.. June 9 -14, 2013.. Location: Newark, DE.. cfm?event_id=3576.. a..
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Title: Our Leadership Team | Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.. Faculty, Center for Women's and Children's Health.. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.. 7000 Tudsbury Road.. Windsor Mill, Md.. 21244.. Phone: 443-923-9555.. Fax: 443-923-9570.. TTY: 443-932-2645.. Email:.. smithchr@kennedykrieger.. , MS.. Director, Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute.. 716 North Broadway, Office 106.. Baltimore, Md.. 21205.. Phone: 443-923-4416.. Fax: 443-923-4417.. E-mail:.. vanstone@kennedykrieger.. Mary Coster, LCSW-C, C-ASWCM.. Program ... PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs.. Phone: 410-298-7000 Ext: 41842.. Fax: 410-298-9289.. coster@kennedykrieger.. Diane L.. Dressler, BS.. Program Director, Training and Services for Adults, MCDD.. Phone: 443-923-4161.. dressler@kennedykrieger.. Jacqueline D.. Stone, PhD, PT.. Director, Resource Finder, MCDD.. 707 North Broadway.. Phone: 443-923-2792.. Fax: 443-923-9317.. stone@kennedykrieger.. Waylon Howard, PhD.. Director of Research Evaluation.. Windsor Mill, MD 21244.. Phone: 443-923-9594.. howardwa@kennedykrieger.. Aisha J.. Mason, BS.. Administrative Coordinator, MCDD.. E-Mail:.. masona@kennedykrieger..
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