COVID Responsibilities Continue After Public Emergency – EEOC

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MACS Annual Meeting and Crab Feast

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After a hiatus, the eagerly anticipated MACS Annual Meeting and Crab Feast is making a triumphant return. Save the date: June 29, 2023, from noon to 4 pm. Join us at the enchanting Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena, where waterfront beauty and covered pavilions create the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable gathering. The MACS Annual Meeting and Crab Feast present a unique opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, foster professional relationships, and gain invaluable insights into MACS’ ongoing work. Engaging in vibrant … Read More

2023 Legislative Session

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The 2023 legislative session in Maryland had positive outcomes for the Developmental Disability (DD) community. The Governor’s budget includes a 12% rate increase for community services, and there are budget increases to expand access to services in FY 24. MACS and their DD coalition partners advocated for bills that would affect people with developmental disabilities and community providers. They ensured that the Fair Wage Act passed without a negative impact on direct support and other staff wages and focused on … Read More

2023 Direct Support & Supervision Conference

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The DSP & Supervision conference is back in 2023! Save the date for what’s been called “the best DSP conference in the country”. The conference will be held at the Fontainebleau (formerly the Clarion) in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd. The conference will kick off with an opening reception on Sunday, the 21st and an opening plenary on Monday with Dr. Karyn Harvey.  There will be an awards banquet on Monday night, workshops and additional plenaries on Monday and Tuesday. More information will be shared soon. If … Read More

MACS Legislative Breakfast

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MACS held its Annual Legislative Breakfast virtually on January 24.  We were delighted to have so many friends from the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative leadership join us, including Budget & Tax Chair Sen. Guy Guzzone, Finance Chair Sen. Melony Griffith, President Pro Tem Sen. Malcolm Augustine, and Health and Human Services subcommittee chair Sen. Cory McCray.  They were open, informative and shared new and interesting details with our memers. We were also pleased to welcome Chair of the Health and … Read More

Happy New Year

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Thank you to all MACS Agency and Corporate members for an informative and successful 2022 CEO & Leadership Conference. We begin 2023 with our Annual MACS Legislative Breakfast, providing MACS members with an opportunity to hear from key legislative leaders. This is a virtual event. Please register using this link.

MACS 2022 CEO & Leadership Conference

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MACS is pleased to announce that the 2022 CEO & Leadership Conference registration is open. This annual conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, in Cambridge, Maryland. Please use this link to view the conference information. You may also reserve your room using this link.

Welcome Pamela Carrington, MACS Director of Training

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MACS is thrilled to welcome Pam Carrington as our new Director of Training.  Pam brings a wealth of experience in conference and meeting planning, as well as working with different associations, including work with the American Bar Association and the American Urological Association.  Pam has served on the board of one of our member agencies, and has personal experience in providing support to someone with a developmental disability. Pam can be reached at  Please join us in welcoming Pam to … Read More

Welcome Tracey C. Paliath, Esq. MACS Director of Government Relations

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On August 1st, Tracey Paliath joined the MACS team as our Director of Government Relations. Many of you know Tracey from her work most recently with Chimes, Inc, first as the Deputy Director of Chimes Maryland, and then as the Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy.  Prior to her work at Chimes, Tracey served as Deputy Secretary with the MD Department of Human Resources, and Director of Economic Services for Jewish Community Services. Tracey is an attorney who also worked in private practice earlier in her career. … Read More

2022 Legislative Session Wrap Up

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The 2022 Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight on Monday!  The attached report and bill chart describe many of the budget and legislative items that we— many of you included—worked on during the 90-day session.  MACS will continue to update you as more information about paid family and medical leave becomes available—specifically what the overall rate of contribution will be as well as the employer- employee split.

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