Monday, September 28, 2020

One More Big Event this Month!


Earlier this month I posted about a number of events coming up before the end of the month – but now the news is out about a very important event, happening for just the second time ever in D.C. (and first time virtually!).  That’s the Latina/o/x conference, taking place on Wednesday, September 30 at 11 a.m.:  This is a collaborative effort to bring up-to-date information on disability supports and issues to Spanish speakers and others.  It will be an informative and action-packed hour and a half – DO NOT MISS IT!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Give a (Virtual) Hug to the Direct Support Professionals in Your Life!

In my most recent post, I missed the most important "event" of all - THIS WEEK IS DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION WEEK!  When you think about all they're doing in this pandemic, they deserve more appreciation than ever: according to D.C. DDS, 314 DSPs in D.C. have contracted covid-19, and 9 of them have lost their lives to it.  

So make sure you take the time to express special thanks this week to the people who make our loved ones' lives easier and happier -

                  THANK 💕 YOU

Upcoming Events that Matter for D.C.'s DD Community!


We’ve all been mostly home for the past six months, and I know that virtual events are getting old.  But a lot is getting accomplished and there are some new opportunities on the horizon this month:

 -          This week and next, SchoolTalk, along with partner organizations Quality Trust and Got Transition, will be holding the annual Voices of Change conference addressing transition issues - see for full information.

-       -            This Thursday, September 17, the Family Support Council will hold its bimonthly public meeting, 12:30-2:30.  Here’s the agenda:

-         -        If you’re wanting some fun in support of a good cause, join a virtual cooking class at 5:30 on Tuesday, September 22 – proceeds go to Quality Trust!  Sign up here:  AND

-        -         Next week, on Thursday, September 24, the D.C. Developmental Disabilities Council will hold its quarterly meeting – watch this space: for more information.