The NASDDDS mission is to assist member state agencies in building person-centered systems of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
National Core Indicators (NCI) facilitates the sharing of information with the public to strengthen policy, improve quality, and compare performance with national norms.
When people work in their communities and earn good wages, opportunities multiply. Jobs provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to earn an income, build a nest egg, make friends, and increase self-confidence.
Stronger supports for families leads to better lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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NASDDDS is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mary comes to NASDDDS with considerable experience in public service systems serving individuals with disabilities. She served in senior positions at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and at the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.
She has worked in positions with advocacy organizations including the Association for Community Living in Colorado and United Cerebral Palsy of Washington and Northern Virginia.
Most recently Mary has served as a Senior Consultant and Principal with Mercer Government Human Services Consulting.
Mary earned a BAAS from the University of Delaware and a Human Resources Generalist Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and has received many awards from many advocacy and professional organizations.
As the Director of Special Projects, Mary will have a range of responsibilities related to research projects, policy analysis, and the provision of technical assistance.
Mary will join the association on April 22.
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Supporting People with Challenging Behaviors: Making Community Work for Individuals with Co-Occurring I/DD and Mental Illness
June 4 – 6, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
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NASDDDS’ projects harness state creativity to develop innovative approaches and then take them to scale.
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