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MDOD Newsletter                                                                         May 28, 2020
Moving forward on Roadmap to Recovery

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Governor Larry Hogan yesterday announced that due to successful Stage One reopenings across the state and improvements in key data and metrics, the State of Maryland can now safely move forward with the completion of Stage One of the ' Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,' which includes the resumption of outdoor dining and outdoor activities such as youth sports and youth day camps, and the reopening of outdoor pools and drive-in movie theaters.

Stage One will continue to be implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings.  Visit the Governor's official webpage for more details. 
BRAVE in the Attempt Talks held June 2nd

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Join us for a virtual conversation at this year's BRAVE In The Attempt Talks this Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm!  

The format is a little different, but the messages are just as powerful.  This year's theme is "VISION" and the speakers are ready to share their vision for our collective future.  Register now for a seat at the virtual table and hear from 5 inspirational and informative speakers.  This event is sponsored by Special Olympics Maryland in partnership with Maryland Department of Disabilities, and MDH Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.  

For more information or to register for this event:  BRAVE REGISTRATION
MDTAP Resources You Need

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Working from home and need AT?  Need AT but not sure what will work?  Exploring a device but need expert guidance to find what works best for you?  Lose access to equipment when distance learning began? Have questions about AT?  MDTAP has the answers!

MDTAP is now providing device loans for consumers who need AT because of the current COVID situation. Whether it's for education, work, or daily living, we can provide devices to fill the gap until life returns to normal. 

Request a device loan and we will be in touch to coordinate details. 

To schedule a virtual AT demonstration or consultation, complete our online Service Request Form and one of our AT Clinicians will be in touch to arrange an online demonstration to help you.

Contact MDTAP by email at

We Need To Hear From You!! 
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The Maryland Department of Disabilities is requesting input as it works to develop the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan. The Department of Disabilities wants to hear from Marylanders with disabilities, families, service providers, and professionals who work with and advocate for people with disabilities.  WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!!

Please complete the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan Stakeholder Survey and help guide the direction and priorities of the state plan by clicking the below link. For questions, further information, or to request this information in an alternative format please email or call 410.767.3660.  

Use this link to complete the survey: SURVEY LINK

Maryland Health Exchange deadline extended until June 15th!
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Need health insurance?  The Maryland Health Connection is having a special enrollment period from now until June 15th.  For more information, visit their website