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Join the QAC!

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We want you to join the Quality Advisory Committee! Click here to see the flyer.

Join the Employment 1st Committee!

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We want you to join the Employment First Committee! Click here to see the flyer.

​Home and Community Based ​Services Webinars 2024​

Join the Office​​​​ of Children ​​and Youth with Specific Health Care Needs​ to learn more about Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) options in Maryland! A series of four webinars will focus on:

Click here to see the 2024 HCBS Webinars flyer!

Direct Support ​Professional Recognition Week 2023

A group of direct support professionals are pictured with DDA staff while receiving an award

The Maryland Department of Health, along with partners from the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Maryland Department of Labor have chosen to honor 31 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week 2023.

DSP Recognition Week aims to raise public awareness about the role DSPs play in supporting people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities so they can live, work and thrive in their communities.

Congratulations, 2023 winners!

Alexander ScallyAbilities NetworkCentral
Bolaji BJ BadruArc BaltimoreCentral
Gabriella BaezArc BaltimoreCentral
Eureka HamiduArc Central ChesapeakeCentral
Roberta SasscerArc Central ChesapeakeCentral
Angela CarsonBello MachreCentral
Regina PittsBello MachreCentral
Sloane YoungHarford CenterCentral
Shannon SaundersHumanimCentral
Stephen OffuttItinerisCentral
Denise JamesJewish Community ServicesCentral
Leslie Armstrong DavisLeague for People with DisabilitiesCentral
Demeka ShermanRichcroftCentral
Lara MeolaRichcroftCentral
Patricia FerranDeaf Independent Living AssocEastern
Elbony WhiteDelmarva Community ServicesEastern
Lincoln ArchibaldSelf DirectionEastern
Riley NapierSelf DirectionEastern
Crystal AliArc Prince George's CountySouthern
Joyce AllenArc Southern MDSouthern
Shamsideen OnabiyiCalmraSouthern
Damika WardCommunity Support ServicesSouthern
Salma BenderaCompass IncSouthern
Tina PrimroseProvidence CenterSouthern
Lucas MaagiSEECSouthern
Christopher VrielynckSpring Dell CenterSouthern
Patsy HancockSpring Dell CenterSouthern
Calvin JohnsonArc FrederickWestern
Kathy AxlineCommunity Living IncWestern
Maria SwiftPenn Mar Human ServicesWestern
Stacy Seymour
Penn Mar Human Services