Words Matter: A Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel Discussion

Providence Center and Anne Arundel Community College Proudly Present: Words Matter: A Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel DiscussionMarch 11, 2020 at 6PMAnne Arundel Community College Robert E. Kaufmann Theater Join us for a screening of The R-word, the critically acclaimed film that unravels the history and lasting effects of the R-Word. The film will be fallowed by a panel discussion featuring: Amanda Lukoff, Filmmaker; Soeren Palumbo, Special Olympics and Rosa & Nina Marcellino, Rosa’s Law Tickets are free but must be reserved! If you have trouble finding this on Eventbrite please contact Jackie Anna at 410-766-2212 ext. 105 or by email janna@providencecenter.com Tickets can be purchased...
Mastering the Active Facilitation Approach ~ March 2020!

Mastering the Active Facilitation Approach ~ March 2020!

March 24, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and March 25, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elkridge Branch, Howard County Library 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075 Ultra productive meetings have many elements ~ one of them is a skilled facilitator! Organizations are turning to collaborative approaches to get work done better and faster!  Planning meetings require the best of us in collaboration with others. Practice to manage these skills ~ the result is highly productive, action oriented meetings. This two-day course in the active facilitation approach ~ presents the role of the facilitator as a combination of leading and supporting, and offers techniques designed to help groups be as creative and productive as they can be, focusing on the skills of: Organizing and preparing for meetings, Opening work sessions, Leading group discussions, Helping groups reach consensus, Managing conflict in groups and Brainstorming. We have had incredible turn outs and here’s what people said about our prior trainings!   ~ 100% of the attendees said that they will do something different back as work as a result of the training!   ~ “I personally came in with an expectation and this training exceeded all of them.  Thank you. Ready to work.”   ~ “Usually day long trainings overload me and make it hard to retain info.  I was completed engaged!!”   ~ “Great material, clearly presented.”   ~ “Invested and inspired”   ~ “Break out sessions, facilitators, group learning and individual work were great!”  Registration is $185 per person ~ register 9 people and one more can come for free! Elizabeth Vasquez and Gail Godwin will co-present.  More here! https://tinyurl.com/FacilitationMarchSummary Thank you to those who attend, send customers, employees, colleagues and friends to our training and development sessions. We are forever...

Disability Issues Watch Party

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PMThe Meeting House5885 Robert Oliver Pl.Room 202Columbia, MD 21045 Please join The Arc Maryland, Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, People Power of Howard County, and People on the Go Maryland for a watch party, including a live stream of the Presidential Forum, led by The American Association of People with Disabilities. Networking and refreshments begin at 10:30 am. Starting at 11:00 am, the forum will be live streamed. During the forum, we will have a live Bingo game with prizes as the candidates discuss their disability platforms. Please note: AAPD and REVUP Texas invited all presidential candidates to attend this forum. It is a non-partisan, non-political event, in accordance with 501(c)(3) rules. The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas invited presidential candidates to a forum on disability issues in Austin Texas. Please arrive at 10:30 am for networking and refreshments. Starting at 11:00 am, the forum will be live streamed. During the forum, we will have a live Bingo game with prizes as the candidates discuss their disability platforms. When you vote, you chose who represents the disability community. You have the power to choose who represents you in your local, state, and national government. The people that you vote for will decide how important programs for people with disabilities, (like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income) work. _______________________________________________________________ Please let us know if you can make it by registering at: https://tinyurl.com/ql7sjsl We will have snacks, play games, and learn about the current status of disability issues. Please contact Arylon Brooks for more information:...
SSMD, Inc. has received a 2 year grant award from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and it’s called ~ Expectations Matter! My Life, My Choice, My Plan!

SSMD, Inc. has received a 2 year grant award from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and it’s called ~ Expectations Matter! My Life, My Choice, My Plan!

SSMD and 26 incredible partners have begun working together to develop and provide Person Centered Planning Training to people with developmental disabilities and family members throughout Maryland. Providing consult in many areas as well as training, people with disabilities and family members are immediate leaders in this grant’s work. The combination of partner experience and expertise is incredible and we are anxiously moving through beginning stages of our work ~ recruiting the Advisory Group, then quickly onward to develop our initial communication and outreach plan and training modules, training trainers and training! Look for person centered planning training available exclusively for people with disabilities and family members starting April...
Shared Support Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations (minus the fair market value of any goods or services received by the donor) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available on request. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage. Tax ID #20-5302788.