Annually evaluates disability initiatives
across all state departments and measures the outcomes of all programs and
services serving people with disabilities.
Partners with the State
Department of Transportation to assure continuous improvement to paratransit,
fixed route and mobility systems
Maryland was one of five states and
one collaborative to be awarded a 5-year, $31 million grant from the U.S.
Department of Education, Promoting the Readiness of Minors on Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), PROMISE. Recruitment of over 2,000 Maryland youth on SSI
began in March 2014, in support of Maryland's 5-year, $31 million research
grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Promoting the Readiness of Minors
on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), PROMISE, awarded in October 2013.
Developed a curriculum and presentation for state
agencies, school systems and private organizations focused on developing
accessible documents and social media. We hosted our first training on this
topic in 2014
Secured federal and foundation funding to sustain
the Assistive Technology Loan Program for 17 additional years.
Helped secure a $13.5 million federal Mental Health
Transformation Grant to improve the delivery of mental health services in
MDOD developed the MD 811 Housing
Registry. The registry is an online system used by MDOD to accept and manage
applications for the program. We began accepting applications in November of
2014 and currently have over 600 applicants. The MD 811 program will produce
approximately 150 units affordable to individuals with disabilities who are very
low-income and receive Medicaid funded services. MDOD , in partnership with
DHCD and DHMH, administers the program. The first units will be available in
late 2015 or early 2016.
Choreographs a multi-pronged preparedness program
for citizens with disabilities, including regional conferences for individuals,
first responders, employers, service providers, caregivers and advocates.