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iDrive Maryland

Expanding access to affordable vehicle loans for Marylanders with disabilities, particularly those in rural areas of the state, via low interest rates, flexible lending criteria, and expanded re-payment terms.         

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  • Interest rates currently offered at 3%*
  • Loan amounts from $500 – $70,000*
  • Up to 120-months (10 year) repayment terms for some vehicles*
  • Loans for both adapted AND non-adapted vehicles

* some restrictions apply

For more information, contact the Maryland Department of Disabilities, AT Financial Loan Program at 1-800-832-4827 or email mdtap.atlp@maryland.gov.

AT Financial Loan Program

The Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program helps Maryland residents with disabilities and their families qualify for low-interest loans to buy equipment that will help them live, work, and learn more independently.

ATLP Website

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CABVI is a non-for-profit comprehensive vision rehabilitation agency headquartered in Utica, NY, with branches along the U.S. east coast. They serve individuals who are blind or visually impaired, from newborns to older adults, generally free of charge.  Their mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their highest levels of independence.

 Currently accepting positions for a Customer Service and Retail Sales Associate position at our Base Supply Sores at the following locations:

  • Dolphin Express @ the Naval Sub Vase New London in Groton, CT.
  • Galaxy Express @ the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, MA.
  • Island Express @ the Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI.
  • Shipyard Express @ the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME.
  • Tobyhanna Office in Tobyhanna, PA.
  • Arsenal Express in Picatinny, NJ.

Seeking responsible candidates who have sales and retail experience. I have attached the job description for the Customer Service and Retail Sales Associate position for your reference.                                                                                                                                                                              

**Please note that Relocation Assistance is Available, as well as, a Sign On Bonus Included With Hire!**

 

If you or anyone you know is interested in this position, please feel free to contact Nicole Fleming, HR Manager at: nicoleg@cabvi.org.

 

 

4 Tips from America Saves on ways to Reduce Debt:

  1. Get a Clear View of Your Finances – When you know your exact income and expenses, you can better steward the discretionary income left over after your bills are paid. It will become easier for you to decide how much to spend, if you can put more toward debt, what goes into savings, and whether to begin making investments.
  2. Work with What You Have – When you’re paying down your debt, one conscious decision to adopt is to stop adding to your debt. 
  3. Increase Your Income – If you can, consider increasing your income temporarily, allowing you to put more money towards your debt.
  4. Paying it Off for Good Starts with a Decision – There are many strategies to use when working toward paying off your debt. The most popular strategies include the snowball method or the avalanche method. By deciding which method, you want to use beforehand, you will reap the benefits of paying it off faster.

For more information click here.

Check out PowerPay, an online FREE tool that is used to develop a personalized, self-directed debt elimination plan. Discover how quickly you can become debt free, and how much you can save in interest costs by following your debt reduction plan. To learn more and to access the tool, click here.

DATE

SESSION

January 17, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. Building an Accessible Learning Experience
February 15, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. Office Document Accessibility
March 15, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. What is Digital Accessibility
April 19, 2023 – 1:00p.m. Accessibility Testing & Reporting
May 17, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. Tackling Accessible PDF Challenges
June 21, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. Social Media and Outreach
Pre-Recorded Session Document Accessibility 101
Pre-Recorded Session Web Accessibility 101
Pre-Recorded Session Web Accessibility 102
Pre-Recorded Session Comcast Tech Accessibility Webinar

Participants of our webinars earn 1 Continuing Accessibility Education Credit (CAEC) for each hour attended through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) towards professional credentials renewal.  For additional information about the IAAP or their Continuing Accessibility Education program requirements, go to the IAAP website.   

For more information on the State of Maryland IT Accessibility Initiative, please visit us online

In 2020, the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) created a Behavioral Health Equity Workgroup to develop and implement strategies, programs, and activities to increase a shared set of values that creates cohesiveness, and promotes equity and inclusion across the Maryland Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS). Six subcommittees were formed under the Behavioral Health Equity workgroup. In 2022, the Policy and Procedures subcommittee shifted its focus in reviewing policies and best practices in providing services to individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The subcommittee aims to implement policies that support access to quality services for all Marylanders regardless of age, culture, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, race, or religious and/or sexual orientation.

The Policy and Procedures subcommittee will host five regional stakeholder meetings to share information on PBHS services available and to obtain input from stakeholders on how to enhance public behavioral services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in Maryland:

CENTRAL REGION Stakeholder Meeting #1
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2023: 9am – 1pm
REGISTRATION OPEN: (January 20, 2023 Only)
Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties
CENTRAL REGION Stakeholder Meeting #2
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023: 9am – 1pm
Registration Link to be announced
Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties
SOUTHERN REGION and CAPITAL REGION
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023: 12pm – 4pm
Registration Link to be announced
Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties
WESTERN REGION
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023: 12pm – 4pm
Registration Link to be announced
Alleghany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties
MID-EASTERN SHORE REGION and LOWER EASTERN SHORE REGION
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023: 9am – 1pm
Registration Link to be announced
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent,
Mid-Shore Behavioral Health, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties

American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided during each Stakeholder Meeting

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new online provider directory which just went live Friday, December 16, 2022. The new directory makes it easier for people to find providers in their area based on county, waiver type, service and/or through a keyword search. The directory can be found on the DDA website.

Image of two bridges against a sunset, with the words "find providers in Maryland" above a search box with the options "search by service", "search by keyword", "county", "select funding type", "select service" and "search"

Providers and Support Brokers can update their profiles and information in real-time by logging in and following the video tutorial on their profile dashboard.

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