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Parent Perspective ~ Now is the Time! Person Centered Planning and Transition 
  Presented by Melonee Clark










​Shared Support Maryland, Inc. offers a session by Melonee Clark, a mother of a young woman who just graduated high school. Melonee will discuss the shifts she has made, from thinking, planning and acting for her daughter ~ to with her daughter as she considers her future after graduation. An excellent session that will discuss both philosophy and real-life tools for putting principles into practice. This session is for family members and people with disabilities as well as people who work in the field to support their work with families. 

In this session attendees will:
Understand the power of person centered planning as a way of thinking and doing!
Discover the value, impact and use of relationships and networks, starting from scratch or building on existing foundations 
Think about and learn to use the community as a welcoming entity
Determine not to offer or accept services that don’t “fit” ~ instead create a vision of the future and a path to get there
Consider risk and balance ~ the “perfect program” versus freedom

*The cost for this session in our series is $25 per person.
**Limited free registrations are available for those in need
***Send one person free when ten people in a group submit paid registrations! Email SSMDTandD@sharedsupportmd.org for discount codes. Payment by credit card will be required at the end of this registration process. Light refreshment will be served.

ALL sessions offered by Shared Support Maryland, Inc. welcome ALL attendees ~ people with disabilities, direct supporters, support brokers, service coordinators, agency coordinators and staff, transition coordinators, family members, school personnel and others... If you are not sure how you fit in ~ ask us ~ we are sure.

About the Trainer
Melonee Clark is the mother of a teenage daughter with autism and a Support Broker for Shared Support Maryland, Inc. Her focus is on supporting people with disabilities and their families to obtain access to services, supports & programs. She is a Commissioner for the Prince George’s County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. She is a 2000 graduate of The Arc of MD Partners in Policy Making Leadership Program and the Parent Coordinator for Prince George's Community College Children’s Developmental Clinic’s Parent Session.

Shared Support Maryland, Inc.
Sharing ideas and solutions
October 29, 2014 ~ 6 pm to 9 pm
The Arc Prince Georges County
1401 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774

Register here!  http://www.regonline.com/PPNowistheTimeII 
The Match! Creative and Effective Recruitment Planning, Advertising and Hiring
Presented by Gail Godwin 











Shared Support Maryland, Inc. presents an interactive and highly productive session that will provide a structure for recruitment that is sure to impact the success rate of hiring and retention. 

Are you hiring for yourself? With someone you work for? Your family member? Want a group of back up supporters? Job Coaches? The age old “place an ad” and hire anyone “qualified” has had its run. The most important part of anything we do is to PLAN. When we use a person directed process to develop a recruitment plan and go for it, we fall closer to the match we want in direct supporters, coaches, managers, etc. Join us to gain a set of tools for recruitment that may be new to you and have proven effectiveness in hiring supporters and maintaining retention. 

You will love this productive workshop ~ leave with your own plan!

*The cost for this session in our series is $25 per person.
**Limited free registrations are available for those individuals in need
***Send one person free when ten people in a group submit paid registrations! Email SSMDTandD@sharedsupportmd.org for discount code

Payment by credit card will be required at the end of this registration process. Lunch is brown bag or on your own.
ALL sessions offered by Shared Support Maryland, Inc. welcome ALL attendees ~ people with disabilities, direct supporters, families, support brokers, resource coordinators, agency coordinators, transition coordinators, advocates, staff and others... If you are not sure how you fit in ~ ask!


About the Trainer
Gail Godwin is the Executive Director for Shared Support Maryland, Inc. For over 20 years, she has been an advocate in collaboration with people with disabilities & has worked in service provision organizations as a direct support staff, middle manager, administrator, and in training & development. Gail is a graduate & faculty member of the Leadership Institute Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and the co-founder of the New York Downstate Person Centered Consortium. Gail's experience is in Positive Supports, Person Directed Planning & Individualized Supports Organizational Development.

October 29, 2014 ~ 9:30 am- 1:30 pm 
Broadneck Community Library
1275 Green Holly Drive
Annapolis, MD 21409
Register here! http://www.regonline.com/TheMatchII
Person Centered Planning ~ Capacity Development Series 
  Presented by Gail Godwin and SSMD Associates

A Three-Day Session Held 
December 9, 2014 MACS Office, 8835 Columbia 100 P, Columbia, MD 21044
January 6, and January 27, 2014
10am - 4pm Each Day 

Click HERE to register now or go to  http://www.regonline.com/PCPCapacity 

Shared Support Maryland, Inc. presents, as always, an interactive and highly productive series for everyone! 

Don’t worry about the CMS Ruling on Person Centered Planning ~ together we’re better and here we go! Here is another opportunity in Maryland to develop your capacity from what you already know about person centered planning and what people are looking for from their agencies. Learning to develop and implement plans that are person centered for yourself or for those you work for is a process that many people can learn and use immediately. Learn about keeping the person in the driver’s seat of this process, quality and detailed planning, real outcomes, developing action plans, preparing for meetings including the annual Individual Planning process, THE meetings…, how to support accountability among team members and much more. We have time in between sessions for homework and practice!

This is a developmental opportunity that will increase your competence in person centered planning. An advanced session is planned for late Winter 2015 and is right around the corner! 

*The cost for this 3-day training series is only $135 per person! Payment by credit card required at the end of the registration process  

**Limited free registrations are available for those individuals in need ~ email SSMDTandD@sharedsupportmd.org to request.

***Send one person free when ten people in a group submit paid registrations! 

****Morning refreshment will be served and lunch is brown bag or on your own.

ALL sessions offered by Shared Support Maryland, Inc. welcome ALL attendees ~ people with disabilities, direct supporters, families, support brokers, resource coordinators, agency coordinators, transition coordinators, advocates, staff and others... If you are not sure how you fit in, we’ll let you know ~ ask!

Thank you to Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) for their donation of space for December!!!!



About the Lead Trainer
Gail Godwin is the Executive Director for Shared Support Maryland, Inc. For over 20 years, she has been an advocate in collaboration with people with disabilities & has worked in service provision organizations as a direct support staff, middle manager, administrator, and in training & development. Gail has had over 23 years of training, mentoring and practice in person centered planning ~ individual planning and organizing and agency around it’s practices. Gail is a graduate & faculty member of the Leadership Institute Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and the co-founder of the New York Downstate Person Centered Consortium. Gail's experience is in Positive Supports, Person Directed Planning & Individualized Supports Organizational Development.