Your Voice

By Guest Writer Shari Cooper It will be time to vote in the 2020 presidential general election in less than two months. Although I received my application in the mail to request an absentee ballot a week ago, I had already downloaded one from the Montgomery County Board of Elections’ website, printed it, filled it Read More

Finding Success with Project FIND

In the last year, 76 professionals from around the state have completed our Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate training both in person and online, as COVID-19 has required a shift in approach. One of our trainees, a county board of developmental disabilities investigation agent, recently sent us a story about how she successfully used Read More

I Can’t Breathe . . .

By Guest Writer Sharmane Delgado-Payne, MSW, LISW-S “I can’t breathe…” Those words keep ringing in my head. I have witnessed two men die on camera, in broad daylight, uttering those words. At the same time, their life is drained from their bodies by police officers cutting their airflow with very real and symbolic and oppression. The Read More

COVID isolation increases risk of abuse in nursing homes

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS The current world-wide public health crisis has drawn attention to the fact that seniors with disabilities are at the highest risk of becoming ill after exposure to COVID-19. Nursing homes are facing incredible challenges in terms of maintaining social and physical distancing. They have been forced to prioritize Read More

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