Sunday, September 27, 2009

Town Hall Meeting on Disability Cuts

Following is the meeting notice.

Town Hall Meeting on October 5, 2009
RSVP to Michele Kirkpatrick


Meet Legislators, State & Local Officials
Network with other families on the waiting list
Share your story; ask your questions
Learn about the campaign and what you can do to help
Let your legislators know the time to act is NOW!
Find out about opportunities to become an advocate in your community

A town hall meeting on the Developmental Disabilities Waiting List Crises and Underfunding of Community Programs has been planned. To date there are over 19,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities on the DDA Wait List for Community Services. 20,000 people with developmental disabilities who currently receive services require quality and stable services that are insufficiently funded. Budget cuts effective October 1 will directly impact people with developmental disabilities, their families and community programs.

Please show your support and invite your friends and families to join us on:
Monday October 5, 2009
7:00-9:00 PM
The Universities at Shady Grove

To RSVP to attend and/or testify, please contact Michele Kirkpatrick at 240.777.4626 or
Please RSVP no later than September 28

This meeting is Sponsored By:

Inter ACC/DD of Montgomery County
End The Wait Now! Campaign
Developmental Disabilities Coalition
People on the Go of Maryland
The Arc of Maryland
Maryland Association of Community Services
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Maryland Disability Law Center

Agenda Items
* Waiting List Issue * Community Programs Underfunding
* Personal Stories * Open Forum
* Legislative Response * Response from Administration
* Call to Action * Budget Cuts