Governor Hogan releases FY 2016 Budget. The FY 2016 budget allocates $1.02 billion for DDA, up 8 percent over last year. For the full budget presentation, please click Maryland-budget-presentation (1).pdf. Please see related news in our news blog below.
DD Day Registration is OPEN. Please visit www.thearcmd.org/ddday for more details and click DD Day to register and for more information. The deadline for registration is February 16, 2015.
Governor O'Malley cuts budget for people with developmental disabilities.
Please read The Washington Post article here or visit our Blog.
Press Release Budget Cuts MACS Jan 2015.pdf
DDA Job Openings Announcement--Regional Advocacy Specialists (4 openings statewide) Please click here for more information and to apply.
Online Training Available from Maryland Family Network
With funding from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Maryland Family Network has released Working with Children with Developmental Disabilities, an online training about supporting children with developmental disabilities in child care. Go to Maryland Family Network for more information.
The Arc Maryland has joined the "AmazonSmile" giving initiative. AmazonSmile is a fast, easy, simple, and automatic way for people to support a charitable organization. Every time you spend, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to your chosen charity. Please share the link Smile for members to sign up and choose The Arc Maryland as their desired recipient.
2015 PUBLIC POLICY PLATFORM
The Arc Maryland Public Policy Platform for 2015 was ratified by the Board of Directors this month. Please visit our Policy Issues page to view the full platform. To view the 2015 Public Policy Platform Priorities, click 2015 Priorities.
SAVE THE DATE
Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature
Thursday, February 19, 2015, Loews Annapolis Hotel. Deadline for registration is Monday, February 16, 2015.
Sponsored by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition
Please click DD Day for more information and to Register. Visit our Developmental Disabilities Day webpage for more details.
STAND UP To Bullying Maryland
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Towson University. Please click STAND UP MD.pdf for more information.
The Arc Maryland Annual State Convention
Friday, May 1, 2015, BWI Airport Marriott Hotel, Linthicum Heights, MD.
SPROUT Film Playlist--View for FREE
Employment for My Son or Daughter? Why Not!
Geared to answer families’ questions about employment for their son/daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this video addresses questions about benefits, employer attitudes, how employment changes the person’s confidence and self-esteem, and customized employment. Thank you to the Governor’s Department on Disabilities for sharing this video. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8E30vmuaWc