A series of webinars providing tools, information and ideas for people with developmental disabilities and families to improve quality of life and effect change

Sponsored by The Arc Maryland and The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

All webinars offered on scheduled days at 
12:00-1:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24
Making Inclusive Child Care a Reality
There have been many changes in recent years that support children with and without disabilities to learn and play together!  Learn about Maryland's latest efforts to make inclusive child care a reality, what child care providers are doing to support children with disabilities, and the tools that have helped. Discover what's going on, where the resources are, and have your questions answered.
Rachel London, Director Children & Family Policy, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council 
Steve Rohde, Deputy Director, Maryland Family Network

Thursday, October 15
Post Secondary Options for Transitioning Youth: What's Next After High School?
How can we support transitioning youth with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to envision continuing education? Learn about best practices for preparing and planning for college with transitioning youth and adults and new models for higher education that include people with I/DD.
Christy Stuart, Secondary Transition Specialist, Maryland Department of Education
Meg Grigal, Senior Research Fellow at University of Massachusetts Boston at the Institute for Community Inclusion and Co-director Think College

Thursday, November 19
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE): New Opportunities to Save for Disability-Related Expenses
A task force has been working hard this year to develop plans for establishing an "ABLE" program in Maryland that will provide individuals with disabilities and families new opportunities to save for disability related expenses-- just like families save for college! Get the latest information about where Maryland is heading and have your questions answered.
Heather Sachs, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy, National Down Syndrome Society
Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Autism Speaks
Anne Blackfield, Director of Interagency Affairs, Maryland Department of Disabilities

Save the dates, mark your calendars and look for registration information early September!

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council 
217 E. Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21202
 info@md-council.org | md-council.org | 1.800.305.6441 | MD Relay: 711