Caring Communities presents the largest and most anticipated disABILITIES, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Events in Maryland & Virginia. WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES Expos are dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, as well as health care and education professionals. Each Expo will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore a vast array of products and services such as: assistive and adaptive technology, durable medical equipment, computer software, mobility products, living aids and more all conveniently displayed to see, touch, and compare in a “one-stop shopping” experience. This will give individuals who do not typically have easy access to comparison shopping a hands-on opportunity to try devices and speak directly to equipment representatives about the products, services and resources.
Caring Communities introduces the freshest, most exciting disabilities magazine anywhere. World of Possibilities magazine offers:
Informative content including local issues and disability-related features, disability-related equipment, products and goods for children and adults, their families and service providers. Features such as health, employment, technology, education, sports, travel, universal design, mental health, accessibility (parks/restaurants- rating), diversity, humor, transportation/mobility, housing, women’s health, respite, self advocacy, self determination, inclusion, waivers, legislation, agency highlights, sibling issues, transition, safety and more! Visually exciting, user-friendly format Editorial contributors include individuals with disabilities, family members, industry experts and service providers.
Quality Respite Care Training
Temporary care that relieves the family members of the daily responsibilities of caring for a child or adult who has a disability; a service that allows the caregiver(s) to take a break
Caring Teens is an interactive hands-on training especially designed for students aged 14 -17 who would like to provide respite care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities. For information about the Caring Teens Curriculum Click here
The Respite Cares! respite care training program is designed for adults interested in providing respite care services for families of children who have disabilities.
Training topics for both programs include: Role and responsibility of the provider, Disability information and awareness, Communication issues, Behavior management, Safety, Seizures, Assistive/adaptive equipment and much much more! These 12-hour programs, presented over two days, prepare respite care providers to offer first-rate care for children who have disabilities.
Registry of Respite Care Providers
We are in the process of acquiring funding to offer the Caring Network in Maryland.
About Our Family
Families in Maryland can receive the About Our Family booklet for $10 incuding shipping. This handy guide, when completed, will include all the practical everyday information about the child. The use of this booklet will allow parents to feel more secure while using respite care services, and will assist the provider to meet the needs of the child.
A complete agency in a box. The Caring Kit is everything you need to start your own community-based respite care training program. Learn how to recruit participants, administer your own respite care training program and manage a registry of trained providers.
A book that is written by you and for you!
Living in a World of Possibilities is a compilation of words of wisdom, tips, helpful advice and feelings from the disabilities community.