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WEBINAR: “Tech Tuesdays” Lunch and Learn Series with MDH/DDA Technology First Task Force

March 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Maryland Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Administration’s (DDA) Technology First Task Force is excited to invite you to their first-ever monthly DDA “Tech Tuesday’s” lunch and learn series leading up to the anniversary of Maryland being a Technology First State.

During this monthly series, they will dive into how Marylanders with developmental disabilities can utilize various technologies to LIVE, WORK and PLAY in the communities of their choice.

Below is a brief description of each “Tech Tuesday” topic:

March 28, 2023: Introduction to Enabling Technology and Remote Supports

This session will be an overview of the Technology First/enabling technology movement and practices along with an introduction to remote supports.


April 25, 2023: Enabling Technology & Quality of Life: My Home, My Health, My Privacy

This session will be an introduction to various technical devices individuals can have in their homes to promote independence and assist with maintaining their health. The presenter will discuss how having tech in one’s home does not mean they will have a loss of privacy.


May 23, 2023: Enabling Technology & Inclusion: My Home, My Health, My Privacy (continued)

This session will be a continuation of April’s introduction to technical devices and the various options individuals have to help them to live safely in their homes.


June 27, 2023: Enabling Technology & Inclusion: My Community and My Job

This session will look at job coaching technology that is available to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to get and maintain employment. This session will also cover various technologies that assist individuals to safely and independently access and participate in their communities.


July 25, 2023: “Let’s Talk”- A Conversation with DDA Provider Service Teams and Shift, Inc.

This workshop will cover how to become a technology provider in Maryland and the benefits of education and certification offered through Shift, Inc. as a provider in a Technology First State. https://www.techfirstshift.com/


August 15, 2023: One-year Celebration of Maryland as a Technology First State


Need more information?

For questions about registering for the DDA’s “Tech Tuesday” lunch and learn series, please reach out to DDA’s Director of Professional Development, Dr. Yemonja Smalls at [email protected].

For questions regarding the DDA’s “Tech Tuesday” lunch and learn series, please reach out to DDA Director of Innovation, Stephanie Jones at [email protected] .


March 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm